Alberta Science Network


Online resources

Science Sites for: Educators, Kids, Science Fair Sites, Science Organizations

Science Sites for Educators - virtual labs, school programs, field trips and other resources

  • Canadian Science and Technology Museum - School Zone offers: Virtual Programs (printable classroom resources and activities), Kits for rent (fee charged), Tell me About (information on everyday topics)
  • EarthNet - a virtual earth science resource centre (Canadian K-12)
  • EnGenious - Explore engineering and geosciences in a dynamic and creative way.
  • Geoscapes - explaining the landscapes, earth and water resources, and natural hazards of Canadian communities.
  • Inglewood Wildlands - excellent teacher resources for Environmental Chemistry (elementary, Junior High and Secondary materials). This local site is open for studying the transition from an industrially contaminated site to a natural wildland. (Education program/resources)
  • OPAL - Open Air Laboratories project in the UK. Citizen science site with donwloadable materials and great ideas for activities for kids.
  • - Government of Canada, educational resources, activities, lesson plans
  • Science Is... - Calgary-based, educational science tools, toys, equipment & supplies
  • Schoolkids doing Science - published by the Royal Society and written by school children who conducted the research. This will make your day!
  • Snowtweets - University of Waterloo asks you to tweet snow depths in your area.
  • Space School - a hub for teachers to share a passion for space and the contributions that Canada is making.
  • Waste and Recycling - links to High School curriculum from the City of Calgary, Waste and Recycling Services


Science Sites for Kids - activities, contests and events

  • Parts Geek - Physics for Kids: Simple Machines in Automobiles
  • TryScience - Gateway to worldwide contemporary science and technology sites
  • Wonderville – Interactive activities, printables, Science at home (Alberta grades 3-7)

Science Fair Sites - how to choose a topic, student and teacher guides

  • BASEF - Hamilton area Science and Engineering Fair. Free downloadable student guide, teacher guide and student workbook (free, but log-in is required)

Science Organizations - careers information, mentorship programs, outreach