Web Links to Support Curricula

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Grade 1 Science

"My First Garden": a site of gardening fun-damentals
A wonderful time lapse filming of a plant's life cycle

Grade 2 Science

Insects of Alberta
Information about how to use live insects in the primary classroom
The adventures and story of Squirmin' Herman the Worm
Insect anatomy printouts

Grade 3 Science

Animal life cycle printouts and many other animal links
Links to information on cycles relating to rocks, animals, plants, diseases, energy, etc.

Grade 4 Science

Take an interactive adventure through the soil with Soil Safari.
A webquest about worm composting with links to webquests on a wide variety of topics
An ecological footprint calculator
Video instructions to help you make an origami newspaper seedling pot

Grade 5 Science

A link to Environment Canada's Skywatchers Program
Current weather conditions across Canada
NASA Earth Observatory Reference Page
NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission has images and movies of current global weather information
Goddard Institute for Space Studies has sophisticated global climate information and images
A "cloud boutique" with cloud classifications along with descriptions and pictures
A Ducks Unlimited wetlands resources.
Explore Canada's aquatic environments via this website
This virtual pond life identification kit with microscopic close-ups
If you don't have a real pond or a dip net you can still explore pond life with this virtual dip net sample

Grade 6 Science

A tree identification exercise from the American National Arbor Day Foundation
Common Guide to Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta
The Chemistry of Autumn Colors.
This site has a wealth of ecology information including trees and forests
Scripts and virtual planetarium graphics of the Star Gazer episodes on P.B.S.

Science 7 Plants For Food And Fibre

To extend the growing season in Alberta, try a school greenhouse!
This excellent series contains biological sciences multimedia presentations from the University of Alberta
A site explaining traditional herbal and plant knowledge.
A very dynamic osmosis egg-speriment
The Virtual Cell web page complete with a virtual text book
Biochemical processes are illustrated in this graphics gallery
An encyclopedia of plant botany, physiology, and plant growth
This comprehensive site about fungi even has an informative "fungus of the month" page!
This site contains registration information for the Tomatosphere project
A map of plant hardiness zones in Canada.
A fantastic site for descriptions of Alberta's eco-regions with pictures and conservation links
A soil group map of Alberta from the Alberta Agriculture website
The Alberta Fertilizer Guide.
Work with "Farmer Frank" to gain expertise in this farming simulation.

Social Studies

See Canada Facts for information about each province
The Atlas of Canada provides some useful demographic information
Search Alberta Hansard online
A collection of pictures, maps and documents from the Canadian Heritage Gallery.
An index of genealogical resources from the Alberta Family Histories Society
A web resource about homesteading in Western Canada.
Alberta Source website that contains pictures, sound files and articles about Alberta's past
City of Edmonton Archives with a great selection of historical photographs
The Fur Institute of Canada with information on wild furs and fur farming


Download a fantastic interactive satellite view of the Earth.
Maps for street addresses world wide
An interactive world atlas.
The Atlas of Canada online
Interactive maps from across Canada
Detailed information about Alberta's river basins.


Links to a variety of Canadian news sources.
Newspapers across Alberta
Canadian newspapers and magazines as well as news sources from around the world
The Western Producer

Food Processing

The story behind a loaf of bread.
The story of Marquis wheat.
The story of orange juice.
The story of coffee.
The story of peanuts.

Food Safety, Health and Nutrition

Fight Bac! and keep your food safe from bacteria. Links to useful tools for teachers
Food safety is featured in this site which contains a rich set of links to more information
Visit the Nutrition and Education pages of the Alberta Milk site for resources and professional development
An online Canadian cookbook from Recipe Source


Kidzone by Alltech provides a fun and informative overview of food, farming and the importance of healthy eating.
A complete website on cattle breed identification.
The USDA Ag in the Classroom site has many interesting links for teachers and students
Agricultural clip art and pictures for the classroom
Agriculture information from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
A map of plant hardiness zones in Canada
A series of Quick Time photos showing a chick hatching.

General Interest Links

Suggestions for a wide variety of environmental education activities.
"Free Stuff" for Canadian teachers


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This information published to the web on June 26, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 6, 2015.