Delve into the different sources of energy and our clean energy choices.
Get your students thinking about different ways electricity can be generated and how these different methods impact the environment. Through research, we can celebrate B.C.'s clean electricity and learn about energy choices and initiatives in B.C.
A single screen and laptop is used for watching the video and answering questions together as a class.
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The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Socials, Science, and English Language Arts.
The energy choices we make have an impact on the environment. There are pros and cons to all energy choices, but some forms of energy, like fossil fuels, have a greater impact than others.
The power generated from systems like hydroelectric dams are considered to be sustainable because the source of the power, water, is renewable. This form of energy generation is often referred to as being “green” because of the renewable source, and the fact that the environmental impact is relatively minimal.
When it comes to resources, there are consequences for not using sustainable practices. Fossil fuels are a finite resource and once used up they are gone. And burning them impacts the environment and climate. Greenhouse gases are gases in the Earth's atmosphere that capture the heat of the sun.
Let’s discover how water connects us as water is always on the move -visible and invisible.
What important ideas can we learn from water about building harmonious relationships?
Which best describes the natural flow of water: a line or a circle?
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