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Energy Transformations

THIS IS A SEASONABLE PROGRAM OFFERED ONLY IN THE FALL AND SPRING.  
Students will investigate one of Ontario’s energy resources, hydro-electricity. Following STEM principles, students will build a model of a hydroelectric dam, discovering some of the advantages and disadvantages of this technology. The program continues with students observing other forms of energy used by humans.

PLEASE NOTE: Turbine building kits will be delivered to your school prior to your visit. This will require a 30 minute lesson on turbine building.

Overall Expectations:

Science:
  • 1. Analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources 

Specific Expectations:

Science:
  • 1.1 analyse the long-term impacts on society and the environment of human uses of energy and natural resources, and suggest ways to reduce these impacts (e.g. turning off the faucet while brushing teeth or washing and rinsing dishes conserves water; reusing or recycling products, or using fewer products, conserves natural resources and energy) 
  • 2.3 use technological problem-solving skills to design, build and test a device that transforms one form of energy into another (e.g. create a child’s toy that uses the electrical energy from a battery or solar cell to move across the floor [kinetic energy] and make a noise [sound energy]), and examine ways in which energy is being "lost" in the device
Water Turbine Video with Three Valleys

Permission Forms for Energy Transformations

511C Permission Forms for Energy Transformations
Permission Form Energy Transformations
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