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Alberta: Challenges & Opportunities  Student Centre

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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Survey: How can kids save energy?



Web Links

Sustainable Resource Development  

Learn how to enjoy Alberta's great outdoors while at the same time ensuring the protection of this great resource. Sustainable Resource Development is responsible for carefully managing Alberta's natural resources, while still allowing for responsible economic development. This Web site connects you to information about managing Alberta's forests and us of its public lands, fighting forest fires, and protecting its fish and wildlife.

Climate Change

Alberta Environment is responsible for taking care of Alberta's land to make sure that the province continues to have a healthy environment, a good economy and strong communities. This section of their Web site gives basic information about climate change and what you can do to help the environment.




Web Activity

?_Geography Survey: How can kids save energy?

In this activity you will read about climate change and create a survey to determine some of the actions kids your age take to help save energy and care for our earth.

1. Click here to visit the Alberta government's Climate Change Web site.

2. Click on the "What You Can Do" link from the menu on the left-hand side of the


3. Then choose "Energy Saving Tips for Kids" and click on it.

4. Read through all of the tips that you and your peers can use to help the


5. Create a survey for your classmates by turning each of the nine tips into a

    question. For example, Tip #1 is "Lights Out." Turn this into a question by 

    asking, "Do you turn your lights out when you leave a room?" Click here to

    download a worksheet to help you gather your data. Can you add anything to

    the list? One space has been left for you to create your own question, but you

    can add more if you like.

6. Once you have written your survey, administer it to as many students your age

   as you can. Keep track of the responses you get on your worksheet. Use a tally

   that looks like this:

7. After tabulating your results, write a news article to report findings and

   encourage energy conservation. What actions are kids your age already taking to

   reduce the amount of energy they use? Don't forget to create a headline to draw

   people's attention to the article.