This activity asks students to consider the natural resources that Alberta and Canada use for electricity generation. It challenges them to think about the social, economic and environmental factors that determine which natural resources each province and territory use for electricity. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

  • Students will investigate the natural resources used in Alberta and Canada for electricity generation.
  • Students will explore the reasons why provinces/territories use certain resources more than others, considering factors such as population size, accessibility and environmental concerns.
  • Student instruction sheet
  • Internet access
Supporting Documents


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Our Energy Future (Teacher)Our Energy Future (Student)

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Notre Avenir Énergétique (Enseignants)Notre Avenir Énergétique (Etudiants)

Program of Study
  • Science, CTS
  • 90 mins 
Curriculum Outcomes
  • Science 9 - Electrical Principles and Technologies
  • Science 10 - Energy Flow in Technological Systems, Energy Flow in Global Systems
  • Science 14 - Understanding Energy Transfer Technologies
  • Science 24 - Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
  • Science 30 - Energy and the Environment
  • CTS - Natural Resources

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