CURRICULUM CONNECTION: ENERGY & THE LAW
UNIT D – ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
General Outcome 1: Students will explain the need for balancing the growth in global energy demands with maintaining a viable biosphere.
Will this goal be achieved more easily through the use of renewable or non-renewable energy? How will the reliance on renewable vs. non-renewable energy affect the biosphere – for example GHG emissions & their connection with climate change.
General Outcome 2: Students will describe the sun as Earth’s main source of energy and explain the functioning of some conventional and alternative technologies that convert solar, nuclear, tidal and other energy sources into useable forms.
Have students study different types of renewable energy – particularly those available in Alberta such as solar, wind, and hydropower.