Grade 6

Alberta Climate Records is an exciting new interactive website from the University of Lethbridge, providing decades of climate data from across the province. Explore datasets from 1951-2017, including mean temperature, cold weather, hot weather, growing temperature, and precipitation. 

The City of Airdrie, Waste and Recycling Services (WRS) provides schools, homes and community groups with educational opportunities that teach sustainable waste management behaviour that can help reduction and diversion efforts. 

WRS provide in-class and online presentations, including Recycling (Gr. 3-6), Circular Economy (Gr. 5+), and What Happens in Our Community (Gr. 2), which takes a look at what happens at the Airdrie Recycle Depot. 

There are also activities available to do pre, post or on their own by request. Topics include food waste reduction, home waste audit, and an eco-art challenge. Contact the City of Airdrie, Education Coordinator for more information; education@airdrie.ca 

 

Ask Nature provides a variety of biomimicry and engineering unit plans, lesson plans, and design challenges. The website also features professional development online courses to help teachers embark on design challenges with their students. 

Launched in April 2017, Call of the Wetland challenged Calgarians to regularly monitor 52 urban wetlands for amphibians as an indicator of wetland health. After three seasons, data collection ended in August 2019. A Story Map was created on ArcGIS Online to tell the story of Call of the Wetland and show initial results. Use the maps with your students to discover amphibians in Calgary's wetlands and the locations they have been spotted. 

This data will be used to inform land development and management decisions. 

Stay tuned for more results to be added about the environmental conditions in Calgary's wetlands. 

Teachers can create an account for free on Skype in the Classroom and request virtual field trips for their class! Field trip topics include animals, ecology and conservation, and history and culture. Search by subject, age group, and location. 

Climate Change 101 is a unique series of video interviews with climate scientists about climate science. What makes the interviews unique is that the second half is spent explaining why the science can be trusted - why the data is sound, how do computer models work, what does it mean when scientists have low or high confidence in their conclusions. The scientists explain the content in a way that listeners can understand. Climate Change 101 is meant to grow over time and is free for everyone to use.

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YMCA Camp Riveredge has developed a program for students in grades 1-6 to fit alongside the Alberta curriculum. In this program we can assist educators in teaching the life cycle, magnetism, colour and much more!


Our programs can be run by teachers or by our fully trained staff. We aim to provide opportunities for all and so please contact us with any questions. This high quality programming and fun nature related play is all right on your doorstep. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Cornell Garden Based Learning provides downloadable lesson plans for Grades 2-8 about plants and gardening. 

Ag for Life has collected a range of resources for K-12 in a variety of subject areas. Resources include games, lesson plans, and apps related to growing food, beef, canola, and GMOs. 

Ag for Life also has a Rural Safety Mobile unit, traveling across Alberta to teach students about hazard identification, large animals, large equipment, utilities, risk assessment, chemicals, and protective equipment.

Deep Roots is a 60-minute video conference offered to Grades 4-7 classes. See the information poster and website to book.