Transportation

Energy Replacement

Energy Replacement

Themes: Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Conservation, Electricity, Energy, and Forces

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Comparing Energy and Heat Units

Comparing Energy and Heat Units

How do I compare heat and energy values given in different units?

Themes: Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Renewable and Clean Energy, Skills and Techniques, and Transportation

Topics: Energy and Tools

Grades: 11-12

Air Transport

Air Transport

How much energy does it take to fly you and your luggage 10,000 km? What is the environmental cost?

Themes: Climate and Transportation

Topics: Drag, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Sea-borne Transportation

Sea-borne Transportation

Why are the sections of the fence around my garden (in Vancouver BC) made of BC cedar in Asia – i.e. the cedar was shipped twice across the Pacific? Cedar fencing is hardly a high-value product.

Themes: Energy and Environment and Transportation

Topics: Forces and sustainability

Grades: 11-12

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Energy and Power

Energy and power are two related but distinct concepts. Why do the media confuse them so frequently?

Themes: Climate, Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Energy Cost of Transport

Energy Cost of Transport

How much energy does it take to move a person or a tonne of freight from A to B?

Themes: Animals, Energy and Environment, Human Body, and Transportation

Topics: Electricity, Energy, and Forces

Grades: 11-12

Energy Use in Vehicles

Energy Use in Vehicles

How much energy does it take to drive from A to B?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Transportation

Topics: Efficiency and Energy

Grades: 11-12

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What do I (we) do about my (our) carbon footprint?

A very frequent question asked by students after learning about climate change is “But what can I (we) do about it?”. Here are some ideas, all of which have benefits in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, and so are worth considering even if you reject the idea of anthropogenic global warming completely.

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10