This kit illustrates vegetation and wildlife found on Alberta’s Prairie and explains how human impact has affected and fragmented grasslands.
The intent of the kit is to provide resource material focused at increasing students’ awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the native grassland ecosystem of Alberta. Students will be introduced to the history, biology, geography and even the economics of the grasslands. They will discover the diversity and value of life provided by our grasslands.
. Grasslands Poster (2 copies)
. Teacher's Guide (can be downloaded separately, see listing below)
. Activity Masters
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
A poster showing the topography of Alberta through the use of a computer image called a hillshade model. The back of the poster discusses Alberta's geomorphology.
This guide is designed to assist Grade One teachers in the implementation of Arbor Day in the classroom. In celebration of Arbor Day, Alberta Environment provides Grade One students
across Alberta with a tree seedling to take home and plant. By using this guide, your students will learn to properly care for their seedlings while covering objectives from Alberta’s Grade One Science Unit, “Needs of Animals and Plants”.
The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) along with a number of partners including Alberta Environment developed the Bow River Basin Waterscape. The waterscape components are available on the GSC website. There is also a Teacher's Guide for Elementary and Junior High.
The GSC is providing the posters free to teachers but there is a $15 charge to the public. Copies of the poster are available from the GSC office in Calgary. For more information please contact the GSC office in Calgary at:
Geological Survey of Canada - Calgary3303 - 33rd Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A7
Telephone: (403) 292-7030
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All the things around you make up your environment. In this book, you are going to learn through many activities about the different parts of the environment - land, air, water and waste.
Class sets available; please state how many copies you require. (Maximum 35 copies per class.)
Acid deposition occurs when acid-forming pollutants in the air are
deposited on the earth’s surface. The main acid-forming pollutants are
sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
Air quality is a measure of the cleanliness of the air we breathe. Natural and man-made pollution gets into the air in the form of gases or particles. In Alberta, the provincial government sets standards that help control air emissions.
This document answers the following questions:
What is climate change … and why we should care? Is our climate changing?
What is the greenhouse effect? What are the possible effects of climate change in Alberta? So what can we do about climate change?
Provides a basic introduction to Alberta's groundwater, answering questions about basic hydrology, groundwater quality and quantity, managing groundwater issues and potential human impacts.