Before completing this assignment, the students must work through their outcome-based work booklets in order to gain some background information on graphs. The booklets include mini assignments from the Math Makes Sense textbook and other digital resources.
Explore this Story Map to learn about Canada's Forests, Freshwater, Oil & Gas, Mineral and Mining natural resources. As you go through the story map, stop to consider the questions posed throughout.
This activity simulates the extraction of limited, nonrenewable resources from a "mine," so students can experience first-hand how resource extraction becomes more difficult over time. Students gather data and graph their results to determine the peak in resource extraction. They learn about the limitations of nonrenewable resources, and how these resources are currently used.
In this lesson, created in partnership with the Association for Cultural Equity, students gain a deeper understanding of what life might have been like for a working class person during this period of American history by examining the songs and stories of Nimrod Workman. Born in 1895, Workman began working in the West Virginia coal mines at fourteen years old, and continued for 42 years. By analyzing Workman's songs and personal stories, which were recorded by Alan Lomax in 1983, students gain a first-hand account of one of the most dangerous, violent, and least regulated industries in American history, and discover the relationships between labor, industry, and the government from the 1890s to the end of World War II.
Saskatchewan’s Earth Science 30 Program of Studies (2014) includes a unit on Earth as a Planet. The following CurioCity educator resources can help you address outcomes from that unit:
Articles with Starting Points:
- Why are there natural disasters on earth?
This site offers a great number of supports to teachers for teaching earth science related outcomes.
The following are available:
*potash kits (free to order in SK)
*Goventure (PD opportunity)
Lessons are available for all grades with a strong representation for Chemistry 30, Grade 4 Science, Career Education, Grade 7 Science & Social, Earth Science 30, Energy & Mines 10-30.
Reference materials include videos, links and industry reference materials.
This is a series of videos from Sun West's Mr. Smith to help make Science Engaging & Fun!