In this game, students will become familiar with renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
Primary energy sources can be either renewable or non-renewable.
The Earth has a limited supply of non-renewable energy sources.
- fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal)
- nuclear fuels (uranium)
These newable energy sources sources are disappearing rapidly. In the year 2000, 91 per cent of the world's electricity was generated using non-renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources are either limitless or naturally regenerated in a useful amount of time.
- hydropower (energy from moving water)
- geothermal energy (heat energy from the earth)
- energy from the sun (solar)
- wind power
- earth's biomass (such as wood)
Almost 61 per cent of Canada's electricity (and 95 per cent of British Columbia's electricity) was generated using renewable energy sources by 2019, however, Canada obtained only 18.4% of its energy supply from renewable sources.
This game was adapted from The NEED Project, Manassas, VA, Energy Exchange – Sept./Oct. 2004.