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Green Energy Forecast (Launching Nov 2022)

What can you do to help the climate crisis? Become a data scientist and see how machine learning can create a green energy forecast to help you make smart choices about your energy use.

Machine Learning is a powerful tool that we can use to help tackle the big problems our world is facing. In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to the power of machine learning as we explore what it is, how it works, and the ethical implications of using it.

We will look at machine learning through the lens of the current climate crisis and analyze local data to create a forecast of energy production. With this forecast, we can discuss strategies for reducing our carbon footprint, and the optimal times to engage in these strategies based on the model we've produced.

Grade Levels

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Curriculum Links

Grade 7 Science – Electricity

Many curricular competencies from Science and ADST are incorporated.

Availability

  • 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:30PM
  • Monday-Friday
  • November 2022-June 2023

Language

  • English

Additional Information

Workshop Information

Check out what requirements you’ll need to host a workshop in General Online Tech-Up Workshop Information.

Green Energy Workshop Requirements

  • Requires computer or laptop with a connection to the internet. Tablets will not work.

Required Post-workshop Survey

  • You will be required to complete a demographic survey upon completion of this workshop. For more information about why we are collecting this information, visit our Tech-Up page.

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Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.