COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.
OPTION 1: A class debate
Students will research current energy production in Canada and hold a class debate on the role renewable energy will have in Canada’s energy future.
OPTION 2: A research project on renewable energy
Students will research renewable energy in Canada and discuss its role in Canada’s energy future.
OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home
Students will complete a modified version of Option 2 in the form of an independent research project on renewable energy that they will do at home.
Students or parents/guardians can save an electronic copy of the “Green-Powered Canada” worksheet (found in the lesson plan) on their computer, fill in their answers in the provided spaces, and email their completed worksheet to the teacher.
Alternatively, students or parents/guardians can take a photo of their written answers to the questions on the worksheet and email their photo to the teacher. Younger students will need assistance completing this activity, and can instead draw a map of Canada which clearly identifies the locations of different energy resources. A photo of the map can be emailed to the teacher.
Teachers can submit up to three (3) PDFs or six (6) photos provided by students as proof of their classroom completing the challenge.
By the end of this activity, students:
- will have described at least one renewable type of power produced in Canada
- will be able to confidently communicate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of energy resources