For Engineering and Geoscience Week March 3 - March 9, 2019, APEGS has given the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World with an educator guide to every school in Saskatchewan so that all students can learn more about engineering right in the classroom.
Kindergarden to Grade 12
The results and effects of Engineering and Geoscience are everywhere. Individuals start developing an appreciation of engineering, geoscience and technology at a very early age. Below are some web sites geared to different ages. There are even sites that are directed at teachers.
A closer look at engineers and geoscientists.
Resources Available From APEGS
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 activities; and
- Mentors on careers in engineering & geoscience.
APEGS has produced a series of posters that are tied to the K-12 math and science curriculum. These posters include lesson plans and are available in English, French, Cree and Dene.
APEGS sponsors a variety of K-12 activities and events. To apply for sponsorship please refer to the sponsorship package.
K to 12 Funding Request Package
This booklet describes the various disciplines / careers available in engineering and geoscience. An excellent guide for students who are thinking engineering or geoscience may be the career for them but they are not quite sure what discipline to pursue.
This resource is intended for teachers in Saskatchewan Grade 8 Science and it aligns to the curriculum expectations in the Saskatchewan Curriculum Grade 8 (2008). The resource has been developed to complement the new 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.
These documents are also available from the APEGS office.
The Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) developed this website to educate, excite, and encourage youth to consider a career in the Earth sciences.
This site promotes engineering as a career choice to all young Canadians, especially woman.
It has good information about engineering as a career, provides scholarships, and help for both students and teachers.
Fun and informative for girls interested in engineering and science.
This web site features the Saskatchewan Geoscape poster. It provides a great deal of information about the geology of Saskatchewan. Extremely useful for teachers.
National Engineering Month occurs is celebrated in March each year.
This site has links to many other useful sites.
Inspire young minds to learn about the many water quality and quantity challenges they will face in the future. Click on the menu item 'About Water and Sanitation' for useful information for teachers and students.
This site provides information on becoming an engineer in Canada. It is geared to high school students, teachers, guidance councellors, and university students. This very informative site is being spearheaded by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada.
Nice 'flash' presentation too!
Natural Resources Canada provides a number of links to sites providing answers to geological questions and educational information for students and teachers.
Opportunities to support K-12 computer science literacy through roboticsWould you like to help to build and program robots? Volunteer at the local FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Event in Moose Jaw on January 6, 2018. Please see below about becoming a FIRST Volunteer.
Would you like to help kids in Grades 4-8 get off to a good start with computing? The FIRST LEGO League (https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll) does this. You can either volunteer to help a team during the lead-up to the tournament or volunteer to help at the provincial tournament at the University of Regina on February 3, 2018 (https://www.facebook.com/events/781631338676319/). This will be the 2nd annual official tournament in Saskatchewan and the first time that Saskatchewan is eligible to send a team to the World Festival in Houston, Texas, USA in April, 2018.
Becoming a FIRST Volunteer
For more information contact:
Daryl H. Hepting, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
CW 308.22 University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Achieving a Safe & Prosperous Future Through Engineering & Geoscience