Use critical thinking and research techniques to evaluate the potential of a wind farm.
Students examine the details of a hypothetical scenario where a wind energy company wishes to build a wind farm on the edge of a small city in B.C. Using the criteria for an effective survey and details from the scenario, students judge the effectiveness of the survey and decide if the city council should trust the results.
This activity gets students thinking about the best renewable sources of energy for a community based on analyzing survey results.
In British Columbia, the abundance of mountains, hills, lakes, rivers and streams make it an ideal province for hydroelectricity. Most of the electricity in B.C. is clean energy generated by hydroelectric dams.
While B.C. leans heavily on hydroelectric power, wind energy is considered to be one of the most promising emerging green power sources.
Assess your students’ abilities to:
Learn how to use analogies to describe important science concepts.
Which dam design better reflects and respects Indigenous views and understandings of water?
What are the main sources of electricity in Canada?
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