Energy

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Price of Natural Gas

We are used to buying food by the kg, but how much does energy cost and how do different sources compare?

Themes: Energy use at Home and Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Energy

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

CO2e

CO2e

What does the “e” mean?

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 8-10

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

Solar Energy in a Temperate Climate

Solar Energy in a Temperate Climate

Does it pay to cover your roof with solar panels in rainy Vancouver BC?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Energy and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

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Hydro-Electric Dams

Why is this beautiful valley in north-eastern BC about to be flooded?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Conservation, Electricity, and Forces

Grades: 11-12

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Wind Power

How can we harness a substantial amount of power from the wind?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Nuclear Energy Basics

Nuclear Energy Basics

Why can’t you just turn a nuclear reactor off?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Energy

Grades: 11-12

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

How do LEDs compare to earlier lighting technologies?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Energy use at Home

Topics: Efficiency, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 8-10

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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