Energy Research

Let’s do some Energy Research:

  • Energy sources can be renewable (replenish themselves) or non-renewable (are limited or take too long to replenish).
  • There are lots of different ways we produce energy and each has its owns advantages and disadvantages.

 

Activity

Choose one of the engaging activities below to take action:

  • Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy At Home: Go outside into your backyard. Try to list as many items that you can see that are made from renewable resources (wood, plants, sun) and those made from nonrenewable resources (plastics, metals, sand or soil)
  • Green Canada? Look up what % of renewable resources Canada uses. Do you think they are doing a good job? You could make a short presentation like you’re a reporter on the news.
  • Energy Detective: Go outside on a walk around your block – keep an eye out for renewable and non-renewable resources being used by people or in the buildings, on the roads etc. Make a tally to see which one you see more of?

 

Journaling prompts

Choose one of the topics below to write about:

  • What are fossil fuels? Why are they limited or finite?
  • What are the positives and negatives about renewable and non-renewable energy sources? 
  • Based on your research what do you think is the best, greenest or cleanest energy source? Is it the same for people in other parts of the world?

 

Videos 

Check out some of our favourite Energy Research videos:

 

Extras

  • Book – Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond. An illustrated book which details the real life success of a community in Denmark who reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and have become almost entirely energy independent.
  • Movie – Princess Mononoke by Studio Ghibli. A young prince fights to protect a forest and its wolves from an industrial town wanting to destroy it to mine for iron.

 

Related Podcast

Listen to this great podcast to learn more:

  • The Future Of Fuel This 20-minute podcast talks about fuel in our vehicles and how we can reduce our emissions by exploring electric-powered vehicles.

 

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