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Teaching Science

Where do I find?

QUESTION: What has Alberta Education chosen for textbooks and teachers resources for each part of the curriculum?

ANSWER: Search the Authorized Resources Database by grade level and curriculum area or check out the Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Science Programs of Study.

QUESTION: Where can I find out what to teach in science?

ANSWER: From the Alberta Education Program of Study documents for teachers.

Authorized Learning Resources

Find student textbooks and authorized teaching resources that are approved for use in Alberta schools.

Currently, the recommended elementary science textbooks do not address the majority of outcomes for the Alberta science curriculum, so you will find no resources listed as "student basic" (eg: Innovations in science). We recommend the Edmonton Public Schools series: Science Units for Elementary Teachers (eg for Grade 6), as well as other resources in our sample lists. 

Alberta Education Authorized Resource Databases

To find what textbooks are being used in K-12 classrooms, check the New LearnAlberta website first to see if the program of study for the subject and grade level of interest has been recently updated. If not, consult the Alberta Education Authorized Resources Databases link below. Consult this document for tips on finding programs of study and authorized resources.

New LearnAlberta 

Alberta Education


Curriculum Documents