Climate & Environment
Students will turn an oil dependent city into an alternative energy super city of the future. Tidal, Wind, BioFuel, Solar, Geothermal energy additions
January 24, 2017
Video tour of the city
video tour of Craftmania / Capitol City
Climate City Project Map
It's BIG!: CraftMania and Capitol City Map with permissions for educational use by originator
Geothermal energy video
Video - Visit a real wind farm
wind farm video
Nuclear Power Video
Hydro Power Video
Video - Solar Power!
Video - Tidal Power
Tidal Power Video
Video - BIOMASS Energy
Can students identify alternative energy solutions that can help an oil dependent city become an alternative energies future city?
Can students correctly demonstrate where and when these different alternative energies are best used?
Can students explain why cities should be looking to cut their reliance on oil and explore alternative energies?
Can students blend alternative energy solutions into a city without disrupting beauty, infrastructure or society?
What does an alternative energy rich city look like?
Which city is leading the world in becoming alternative energy rich?
Students will research the 5+ types of alternative energy solutions available for cities and determine which can be implemented in CraftMania or Capitol City on the map.
Students will find locations ideal for their chosen or assigned energy solution and pitch the idea to the city mayor (The Teacher)
Once granted permission and funds from the Mayor the students will begin to design and build their energy solutions limiting impact on beauty, transport and society life.
Students will then explore the map once each team is done implementing solutions to see what an alternative energy rich city looks like.
They will then shut down the oil rigs off of the coast of CraftMania City.
Extension - Look at your own town or city to determine how well you are doing with moving towards a greener future!
Students will research alternative energy solutions using the resources found in this project or teacher identified resources
Students will be able to communicate which resources are best to use in which situations and why
Student will pitch the location and type of alternative energy solution to their teacher in teams or individually
Students (after approval) will design and build their alternative energy solutions for the city
Students will tour the upgraded city once everyone is done and comment on the look and feel of an alternative energy rich city
Students will reflect on their own town or city and score it based on its level of alternative energy implementation
Students could lobby for increased efforts in this area if they feel it is slack.