Overview

Join us for a virtual journey of natural resource and environmental topics in Alberta. Our team of educators will lead you through our most popular online presentations. This interactive series includes 8 presentation that target specific curriculum topics in science and social studies.

Presentations will feature an overview of the topic, discussions with experts in the field, activities, and live demonstrations. Students will develop an understanding and come away new ideas to connect with their local environment.

Program of Study

Science, Social

Curriculum Outcomes

Grade 4 Science - Waste and Our World
Grade 4 Social Studies - Alberta: A Sense of the Land
Grade 5 Science - Electricity and Magnetism
Grade 5 Science - Mechanisms Using Electricity
Grade 6 Science - Trees and Forests
Grade 7 Science - Plants for Food and Fibre
Grade 8 Science - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Grade 9 Science - Environmental Chemistry

Grade 4

Natural Resources

This program is all about Alberta’s Natural Resources! Students will learn about the Natural Regions of Alberta, the process of extracting natural resources, and how we use natural resources for energy and products. The program will wrap up with a discussion about stewardship and how we can all work together to conserve natural resources.

  • Grade 4 Social Studies: A Sense of the Land
Natural Resources
Electricity & Energy

Grade 5

Electricity & Energy

From wind turbines to coal-fired power plants our electricity landscape is shaped by natural resources. Examine electricity from a Canadian perspective and learn how electricity is made, moved and connected to how we live, work and play.

  • Grade 5 Science – Electricity and Magnetism

Grade 6

Trees & Forests

Investigate the multiple perspectives that shape a working forest without leaving your home or classroom. This inquiry-based program will discuss the social, economic and environmental values of Alberta’s forests, alongside key issues and innovations that are changing our forest landscape.

  • Grade 6 Science – Trees & Forests
Trees & Forests
Agriculture

Grade 7

Agriculture

Inside Education can help you bring important Alberta-relevant context to your grade 7 plants for food and fibre unit with a hands-on inquiry into key agricultural topics! Students will explore the who, what and why of agriculture in Alberta.

  • Grade 7 Science – Plants for Food & Fibre
  • Career & Technology Foundations (CTF)

Grade 8

Water

Inside Education will guide your students through the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water while discussing how water quality and quantity are influenced by human actions. Learn about watersheds, contaminants, and stakeholders.

  • Grade 7: Ecosystems & Interactions
  • Grades 8: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Water
Environmental Chemistry

Grade 9

Environmental Chemistry

This interactive presentation will explore how natural and human factors influence local air and water quality. We will demonstrate how Alberta monitors and evaluates air and water quality for the health of both people and the environment.

  • Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry

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Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous people who lived among and traveled through the land in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s M├ętis people have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for the stewardship of our natural resources, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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