Energy Alternatives and Energy Conservation a
Problem-Based Learning Project about Energy and its conservation
Thomas Edison told his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy.
What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” 1931
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Step 4 -
As a class - Discuss your findings.
It would be helpful to chart your findings. How many support each alternative energy
Decide on an action plan to conserve energy in your homes, school
List the reasons for its selection.
Yes, but - How will it be a challenge in your community to
Create a plan of action for your community.
List the steps involved in implementing the plan.
can you motivate people to cooperate?
"The fifth revolution will come when we have spent
the stores of coal and oil that have been accumulating in the earth during
hundreds of millions of years. It is to be hoped that before then other
sources of energy will have been developed. Whether a convenient substitute
for the present fuels is found or not, there can be no doubt that there
will have to be a great change in ways of life. This change may justly
be called a revolution, but it differs from all the preceding ones in
that there is no likelihood of its leading to increases of population,
but even perhaps to the reverse." Sir
Charles Galton Darwin, 1952