DESIGNING A BRIGHTER FUTURE
This educational resources use an authentic problem – the energy crisis – to engage students in STEM learning. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of a diversity of engineers and scientists to emphasize that all passionate people (regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or socio-economic status) can pursue studies and careers in STEM.
The four units can be used individually or as a whole program of study. It is recommended that the units be used in the order presented, but this is only a suggestion and some elements should be modified based on student needs and learning objectives.
Overview Resource: Sparking Interest
See how you can spark the interest of a diversity of student through the four units.
Unit 1: History at the Heart of Science
Explore the importance of the history of science and ways to preserve it.
Unit 2: Renewable Vitality
Explore and assess non-renewable and renewable forms of energy and look into the energy history and future of Canada’s provinces and territories.
Unit 3: Turbines are a Breeze
Explore engineering and the design process to build and analyze a wind turbine.
Unit 4: Change is in the Wind
Explore ways to make a home, school or other building self-sufficient using wind energy, learn about the wind energy industry and the history of wind energy in Canada.