Wind energy

The power of wind has been harnessed around the world for centuries. Trace the history of wind technologies from sailboats to wind turbines in the Wind Energy section.

Featured lesson plan: Canada: Land of Energy

Students will investigate the regional diversity of Canada’s energy resources. They will identify patterns of locations for both conventional and alternative energy sources. Students will learn about Canada’s vast oil sands deposits; specifically, the process of extraction and bitumen upgrading to create useable crude oil. Connections will be drawn between the growing global population with an emphasis on supply and demand, noting associated economic and environmental issues.