Learners explore rocks and learn about what a geologist does by sorting a variety of rock samples and cleaning them.
Learners explore their local environment and the many rocks that are found there using their senses of sight and touch. While doing this, they learn about the letter ‘R’.
Learners explore the TRUGG and its palaeontological history experientially. Using their own footprints, they make dinosaur artwork and review the triangle shape while doing so.
Students learn about the importance of different types of shelters that First Peoples have used in the past. They explore tipis and the significance of this shelter to First Peoples.
Students connect their basic needs to those of First Peoples in the TRUGG. They then explore the concept of a seasonal round and learn how First Peoples have met their basic needs through time.
Students are introduced to the basic needs of all human beings on Earth and compare their basic needs to those of animals in the Geopark and region.
After reviewing the four seasons, students explore how these and other environmental changes, such as natural disasters and human activities, can affect species.
Expanding on learning in Lesson 1, students learn about a species and identify interactions with its ecosystem, including food chains, food webs and predator – prey relationships.
While reviewing the basic needs for living things, students learn about a species of their choice and explore its dependency on those basic needs to survive. Students then infer what might happen if their own needs are not met and make other connections to their lives.
Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions in Canada. Students explore the different careers that focus on the geological landscape in Canada.