Student materials are available at the re-energy.ca website for students. There, you will find
- detailed and illustrated construction plans to build solar ovens, wind turbines, hydroelectric generators, and biogas generators
- age-appropriate student backgrounders: Renewable Energy Basics; Solar Heat; Solar Electricity; Wind Power; Water Power; Biomass Energy; and Other Clean Energy Technologies
- select links to relevant websites.
Log in for re-energy.ca Lesson & Unit Plans
- Solar Heat Lesson Plan: Students work in small groups to build a solar oven. They test the efficiency of their ovens and record temperature changes on their worksheet (included, with an answer key, at the end of the lesson plan). Students also record the specific steps they took to construct their ovens and identify potential modifications to their construction plans.
- Wind Energy Lesson Plan: Students build a working model of a vertical-axis wind turbine. Students compare the amount of electricity produced by high and low wind speeds. They evaluate their wind turbine design and answer questions about wind energy on the student worksheet that is provided, with an answer key, at the end of the lesson plan.
- Renewable Energy Unit Plan: This unit plan outlines a way for students to research and share information about renewable sources of energy as alternatives to fossil fuels in Canada and around the globe. The unit plan situates students as both learners and teachers.
Access Specific Curriculum Expectations by Province
Besides the table of general Science connections for grades 6 to 12, see the relevant specific expectations for each science course. Log in to see or download a pdf of curriculum connections by province.