Virtual Program Kits Include:
Program Overview with curriculum connections
PowerPoint Lecture with videos
Hands-on activities with materials you can find in your own home
Junior Geology Program (Grade 1-4)
The Junior Geology Program aims to help students investigate the characteristics and physical properties of rocks and minerals. Students will be introduced to the rock cycle process and learn to recognize how we use rocks and minerals in everyday life. Along with introducing the basics of energy, students will explore specific energy types, various sources of energy, and the role of energy within the school, home, or local community. Students will also learn about the traditional usage of rocks and minerals by Canada's Indigenous people. Based on specific curriculum outcomes, the associated hands-on activities will stimulate discussions in class and enhance students' understanding of both the Indigenous perspective and the scientific perspective on geology.
Design & Build Program (Grade 1-4)
Students will learn about different materials and gain experience as they shape, draw, pile
materials on top of one another, join parts, and try different techniques to complete the project.
In the process, they learn to look at objects that are similar to what they are trying to construct
and, with guidance, begin to recognize the component parts that make up the whole. These activities can be done with materials you can find in your own home!
Advanced Geology Program (Grade 3-8)
The Advanced Geology Program aims to help students understand the geologic time scale and the significance of fossils and evolution for providing a biological calendar of Earth history. The lecture will cover topics of earth history, geologic time, geology, and the development of life. Students are given a short introduction to fossils, stratigraphy, and geologic dating. Based on specific curriculum outcomes, the associated hands-on activities will stimulate discussions in class and enhance students' understanding of Earth’s evolutionary history.
Energy & Environment Program (Grade 7-9)
The Energy & Environment Program aims to teach students what energy is, the different
properties of energy, and the types of energy. The learning sources will also explore the
differences between renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Associated hands-on
activities will demonstrate the benefits and implications of energy use in the modern world and
explore future environmental measures towards sustainable living.
Oil Tycoon (2-4 players)
A Monopoly-type online game you can play with your friends or family at home!
In the early years of Alberta Oil Exploration, we have located oil on several sites! Your mission is to compete with your fellow player for the title of “Oil Tycoon.” Your objective is to get a drilling rig on a lease site (Build a Rig square), drill for oil and the drilling rig will automatically turn into a pump jack if oil is struck.