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Created By: Jakob Dickson
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Grade 7: Earth's Crust and Resources Resource Collection
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Target EC 7.1EC 7.2EC 7.3
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Category CitationDescriptionLessonTeacherStudent (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)(k)(l)Notes
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1InformationKQED - Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy ResourcesBackground information on the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources. Could be used to develop a slideshow or information sheet for students.1Covers Outcomes and Indicators from Social Studies 7: RW7.2 - A and D, RW7.3 - B and C
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2VideoSaskPower - Using Coal to Generate ElectricityVideo describing each stage coal goes through to be converted into energy. Bright graphics and simple language used. Could be useful for struggling students or EAL students. 41 seconds long.2
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3Interactive WebpageVirtual SaskatchewanContains interactive maps and information about Saskatchewan. Also includes information on Saskatchewan Aboriginal culture6, 9, and 10
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4Saskmining ResourceSaskMiningResource that includes lesson plans, current event news, career information, and classroom resources. Lessons cover most grade levels.6, 7, 9, and 10Crosses over with Career education.
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5Interactive WebpageBrain Pop - Plate TectonicWebsite that contains videos, quizzes, games, and activities surrounding plate tectonics. Also includes resources for students to use for completion of assignments such as a video creator and links to news sources.5
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6Interactive WebpageAnnenberg Learner - Rock CycleWebsite for students to review information about the different types of rocks, their formation, and the rock cycle as a whole. Even includes a test students can take that covers all of these subjects. Also includes short videos about the formation of each type of rock as well as the environmental factors that can change rocks over time.6, 7, and 8
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7PicturesThe Saskatchewan LandscapesContains photos of Saskatchewan landscapes. Also contains a virtual tour of various Saskatchewan habitats and ecosystems. Could be useful as visual aid when discussing areas in which Saskatchewan resources are harvested.9Virtual tour required Adobe flash player.
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8PDF MapResource Map of SaskatchewanMap of Saskatchewan resources. Might be useful as a handout to students.9
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9InformationThe Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module - History of Plate TectonicsDetails the history of plate tectonic theory from its origins in 1915 to modern day tectonic theory. Background information for teachers to know.5
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10Interactive WebpageKids Geology - Earth's LayersContains information for students about Earth's layers, minerals, rock types and formation, the rock cycle, and land formations like mountains. Also includes worksheets for teachers to use in class.4, 6, 7, and 8
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11VideoBill Nye the Science Guy - Rocks & Soil(23:04) Bill Nye video about rocks and soil. He covers the formation of the three major types of rocks alongside visual aids in a fun manner. Also covers weathering and and the formation and life cycle of coal. Ends with a neat experiment that could be done in the classroom.2, 6, 7, and 8
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12Teacher ResourceMining Matters: Resources - EducationContains detailed lesson plans covering a range of topics related to this unit. Lesson plans cover many subjects too, like art and literacy. Also contains helpful links to other resources.7 and 9
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13InformationNational Geographic - Renewable EnergyIncludes helpful information on renewable energy sources. Information is conveniently categorized as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric energy.3
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14VideoBill Nye the Science Guy - Earthquakes(23:02) Bill Nye video about Earthquakes and their causes. Covers Tectonic plates and shows off a demonstration that you could do in class.5
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15ArticleMining.com - Saskatchewan may set back Canada’s plan to phase out coal by 2030Interesting article about Saskatchewan's resource uses and the impact we have on the rest of the country. Could be a good topic for group discussion or a journal entry.2 and 9
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16VideoTypes of Rocks - Science Video for KidsCovers the three main types of different rocks and goes over how each of these rocks is formed. Good video for struggling students who are visual learners.7
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17Interactive MapUSGS - Latest EarthquakesInteractive map that is updated with the location and magnitude of earthquakes happening around the world in real time. Also maps where earth's tectonic plates lay. Could be useful for the discussion of tectonic plates.5
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18Children's BookSeuss. (1971). The Lorax. London: HarperCollins Children's Books.Dr. Seuss children's book about resource extraction and environmental conservation. Could be an interesting hook before a lesson.1, 3, and 9Also aligns with the outcome RW7.2 and indicators A-E from the Social Studies curriculum
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19InformationSaskatchewan Geological SurveyThe Saskatchewan Geological Survey is responsible for investigating, compiling, and maintaining information on geology, mineral, and petroleum resources of the province. Contains information on resource extraction in Saskatchewan including facility information, reports, maps, databases, as well as information on student work opportunities.9 and 10
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20Teacher ResourceGeology.com - Rock, Mineral, and Rock Cycle Classroom Activities and Lesson PlansWebsite containing useful instructions on classroom activities that can be carried out. These activities involve categorizing rocks, modelling the rock cycle, weathering, and some information about mining.6, 7, and 8
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21InformationUSGS - The Interior of the EarthDetailed information about Earth's layers. Discusses thickness and density of each layer. Could be used as a print-out for students to read before beginning a project or answering questions.4
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22Teacher ResourceEducation.com - Renewable and Non-Renewable ResourcesLink to renewable and nonrenewable resource worksheets. Intended for a younger grade, but could be used as an exit slip.1Covers Outcomes and Indicators from Social Studies 7: RW7.2 - A and D, RW7.3 - B and C
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23Interactive WebpageQuizlet - Grade 7 Earth's CrustContains online flashcards that can be used to quiz students or aid in the teaching of EAL students. Also contains a link to an online quiz that could be used for some form of assessment. Covers Earth's layers as well as rock types and formation.4 and 7A good amount of the flashcards are free to use but this site does offer a premium subscription to be able to use all their features.
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24InformationFirst Nations Health Authority - Traditional HealingContains useful information about traditional Indigenous understandings of wellness and healing. Relevant to this unit because some of the traditional healing methods involved mineral-based medicines.6
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25Teacher ResourcesDig into Mining - Middle School ResourcesContains links to lesson plans, activity sheets, virtual field trips/digital explorations, and STEM resources.2, 3, 9, and 10
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26Teacher ResourcesLiveScience - What is Plate TectonicsBackground information about plate tectonic theory and how it forms mountains and other landforms. Includes videos, pictures, and diagrams that could be used in class.5
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27ArticleScholastic - Disaster in HaitiArticle discussing the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Covers facts about the earthquake as well as its effect on society. At an appropriate reading level for grade 7's.5
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28VideoLast Week Tonight - CoalVideo detailing America's current relationship with coal and the coal industry. Would probably not be an appropriate video to share in class, but could be viewed before class and brought up to spark conversation before the main lesson about coal as an intro.2
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