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Introducing GeoExplore Saskatchewan for Engineering and Geoscience Week 2020!




Engineering and Geoscience Week 2019
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For Engineering and Geoscience Week 2019, APEGS gave the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World with an educator guide to every school in Saskatchewan. 

Teachers can:
  • Access the movie through their school library or on Vimeo.
  • Access the educator guide with lesson plans and additional videos at dreambigfilm.com.
  • See how it all fits with the curriculum for specified grades by searching "Dream Big" on the Ministry of Education’s curriculum site.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resources

APEGS is committed to promoting and encouraging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”) education to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, their parents, and educators.

Below are some APEGS-funded materials and resources to educate students about engineering and geoscience.

GeoExplore Saskatchewan 

GeoExplore Saskatchewan is an interactive map to explore the geoscience wonders of the province. There are over 80 points of interest with photos and explanations of a variety of unique and beautiful features, plus thematic pages explaining fundamental geological concepts in plain language, like the Avonlea and Big Muddy badlands (with iconic castle butte), the Qu’Appelle Valley glacial spillway, and the rock formations that created Saskatchewan's waterfalls and cliffs. This project is ongoing, so check back often to see what’s new!

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this movie transforms how people think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Teachers can 
access the movie and educational resources as follows:

  • Access the movie through their school library or on Vimeo.
  • Access the educator guide with lesson plans and additional videos at dreambigfilm.com.
  • See how it all fits with the curriculum for specified grades by searching "Dream Big" on the Ministry of Education’s curriculum site.

Parents can access the movie and educational resources as follows:

  • Access the movie through Netflix or on Vimeo.
  • Access the educator guide with lesson plans and additional videos at dreambigfilm.com.
  • See how it all fits with the curriculum for specified grades by searching "Dream Big" on the Ministry of Education’s curriculum site.

 

Turn the Ideas of Today into the Realities of Tomorrow

This booklet describes the various disciplines/careers available in engineering and geoscience as a guide for students who are thinking about an engineering or geoscience career but are not sure what discipline to pursue.

This document is available at the APEGS office or can be downloaded here.

Other Resources


DiscoverE
 works to ensure that young students discover engineering with these resources:

Event & Activity Funding

 

The K-12 committee accepts applications for the sponsorship of events and activities geared towards K-12 students that promote or encourage STEM education. Applications are accepted year-round, but will only be evaluated twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall. More details can be found by downloading the K-12 Funding Application Guidelines and K-12 Funding Application Form.

Please note that you are only required to submit the application form.


Mentors / Facilitators / Speakers

APEGS has a large database of volunteers who are available to help with a variety of school and group activities, including:

  • Science fair judges;
  • Speakers/leaders for classroom and hands-on activities; and
  • Mentors on careers in engineering & geoscience.

Please provide APEGS a minimum of one month notice if you require volunteers to attend your event.

For more information, please contact APEGS.  apegs@apegs.ca (subject line K-12 Volunteers Required)


More APEGS Resources

Videos

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage young people to pursue science and math education and explore careers in engineering and geosciences, the APEGS K-12 Committee launched the Student Video Program. The committee has been working with high school students to produce videos that highlight career opportunities available in engineering and geosciences.

APEGS Water Film



A Closer Look at Professional Engineers and Geoscientists


 

Water Systems on Earth - Dam Effects

This resource is intended for teachers in Saskatchewan Grade 8 Science and aligns to the curriculum expectations in the Saskatchewan Curriculum Grade 8. The resource has been developed to complement the Grade 8 Earth and Space Science : Water Systems on Earth unit. In Dam Effects, students will use a hybrid of Problem Based Learning and Interrupted Case Study to solve the problem of whether or not a dam should be built in a specific location in Saskatchewan.

This document is available at the APEGS office or can be downloaded here  Water Systems on Earth - Dam Effects

Lesson Plans with Posters

APEGS has produced a series of lesson plans, and accompanying posters, that are tied to the K-12 math and science curriculum.

They can be viewed here  K-12 Posters

Lessons plans are available in English and French.  Posters are available in English, French, Cree (n, y, and th dialects) and Dene, and can be ordered (at no charge) by filling out this form k-12 Poster Series Order Form.pdf


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