An informative multimedia presentation that will introduce students to the science of groundwater in Alberta. Topics include groundwater quality, links to the hydrologic cycle, as well as the distribution and uses of groundwater in the province. Curriculum links: Grade 8, with applications in Grade 5, Grade 9 Science, Biology 20 and beyond.
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This 64 page Teacher's Guide provides background information, discussion questions and additional activities all related to Alberta grasslands. The guide supplements the material presented in the poster. Students will be introduced to 5 major areas of study.
. Features and Characteristics
. Geological and Historical Connection
. Biodiversity of Living Things
. Human Impact
. Management and Conservation
This resource is designed to help students in grades 4 through 7 make the connection between energy use and climate change with a focus on personal action and becoming stewards of our environment and natural resources.
Kit contains: . Posters (5 copies) . Teacher's Guide
Groundwater quality and quantity may change for a variety of reasons. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the factors that influence the quality and quantity of water in an aquifer.
WaterQuest is based on Alberta Environment’s water management program, Water for Life: Alberta's Strategy for Sustainability and is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit. WaterQuest is designed to increase student awareness of human impact on our watersheds and to encourage responsible and sustainable watershed practices.
WaterQuest is a joint project between EPCOR & Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
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This educational series of vignettes, shot in spectacular High Definition, takes the viewer on a journey of Water Stewardship of the Bow River and how that stewardship affects life in the Bow Basin. Visit the website for more information.
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Though groundwater exists nearly everywhere in the province, its availability varies geographically. This factsheet addresses where and how groundwater is used throughout Alberta.
As population grows, so does the demand for water. In order to manage groundwater supplies sustainably, conservation and efficient use of water will be necessary. Government, industry, and citizens all have a role to play in the wise management of groundwater resources. This fact sheet provides an overview of the responsibilities of government and groundwater users in Alberta.
WWF-Canada has some helpful resources for teachers. Schools for a Living Planet program offers over 30 curriculum-linked downloadable in-class activities for Grades 3 to 8, plus links to background info, videos and games. We also provide teachers’ guides and activity downloads relating to our annual events that are great cross-curricular learning opportunities, including National Sweater Day in February and Earth Hour in March. For more info, visit the website.
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Did you know that kids can make a very important difference towards water conservation? But first off, why do we even need to know about conserving water? Water is a natural resource that we derive from the Earth. Without it, we would not be able to live! Imagine a world with no water at all. You wouldn't be able to drink it, bathe, swim and so on. Without clean water, other creatures, such as plants, animals, birds and ocean life would also get sick and die after drinking polluted water. Although kids don’t work at large companies or the government, they can still make a huge impact simply by starting at home and changing the way their families, friends and classmates use water. To get an idea of how much water we could all save if we all made a small effort, think about this: If every person across the nation flushed their toilets one time less every day, together they could all save enough water to fill a lake as large as a mile wide and long and four feet in depth! Now that you know how easy it can be to help save water, try some of the ideas below and start doing your part to change our world.
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