Evaluate the impact of the use of electricity on both the way we live and the environment.
Assess the short- and long-term environmental effects of the different ways in which electricity is generated in Canada (e.g., hydro, thermal, nuclear, wind, solar), including the effect of each method on natural resources and living things in the environment.
Learning Objectives/Big Idea
Understand that electrical energy plays a significant role in society, and its production has an impact on the environment.
Binogi Related Resources
Current, battery, circuit, electrical energy, heat energy, mechanical energy, generator, renewable energy, non-renewable energy, turbines
The Glossary Sheets to the left include terms from Binogi’s Renewable Energy Sources and Combined Heat and Power Generation Videos in both English and other languages.
Compare the generation of electricity using fossil fuels vs nuclear power. Use the Venn diagram to list the similarities and differences in how they impact the environment.
If you could be any source of energy that generates electricity, which one would you be and why?
Language Friendly Pedagogy
Students can use the Concept Detective table to understand new concepts they are learning. They may include a description in English or a language of their choice. They can draw a picture or add an image to explain the meaning of one of the concepts they learned.