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Unit E: Planet Earth

Nancy Rogers standing on a rocky outcrop with Labradorite mineral insert

Nancy Rogers

Career Profiles

Genuine Prospector and Craftsperson

I travel to remote areas looking for signs of minerals and crystals.
Rolls of aluminum

Chemistry in the Aluminum Industry


Learn about the role of chemistry in the aluminum industry.

Student wearing a vr headset in a classroom

VR Career Exploration


Students will learn about virtual reality technology and explore careers using this technology.

portrait de Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood (she/her)

Career Profiles

Mine Geologist

I study the geology of an area to figure out where diamonds are located.
Marg Rutka

Marg Rutka

Career Profiles

Geoscience Editor

I edit geoscience maps, reports and digital data to ensure clarity in writing, consistency and accuracy prior to publication
Anuj Sharma with sculpted dragon head in background

Anuj Sharma (he/him)

Career Profiles

Science Demonstrator

I explain Earth Science phenomena and projects to visitors at Science North.
Engineers and architect looking at blueprints

Careers in Building and Design


Students explore careers that involve designing and building structures and devices.

Chrystine Patoine in underground mine

Chrystine Patoine (She/Her)

Career Profiles

Blasting and Drilling Engineer

I calculate the best places to put explosives so we can reach underground ore deposits.
Woman working on her laptop in a modern glass office

Exploring Careers in STEM Grade 7


Students will expand their knowledge of STEM career types related to a topic they are studying in science.

Himalayan mountains

Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics


Learn about the Theories of Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics and discover what happens when plates collide!

Geological surveying equipment

Deciding Where to Dig: Geology and Mining


Learn about how mining companies find good locations for mining.

Balanced stones on a pebble beach

What are rocks?


Learn about the types of rocks, the rock cycle, and weathering and erosion.

Artist image of Theia crashing into Earth

Origin of Earth’s Moon


Learn how Earth’s moon came to be and what we have learned from Moon rocks.

Nancy Duquet-Harvey

Nancy Duquet-Harvey

Career Profiles

Environmental Superintendent

I make sure that we don't harm the environment with our mining activities.
Portrait de Graham Ballachey

Graham Ballachey

Career Profiles

Vice President, Engineering

I manage and oversee all the engineering work for a lithium mine development company.