sustainability

Wave Power – A Simple Analysis

Wave Power – A Simple Analysis

How much power can we extract from ocean waves?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Energy and sustainability

Grades: 11-12

Heating (and Cooling) Buildings

Heating (and Cooling) Buildings

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

Topics: Electricity, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Food as Energy

Food as Energy

Themes: Animals, Human Body, and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Biophysics, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

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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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

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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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