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Climate City 2020

All Ages

Climate & Environment

Leadership

Science

Students will turn an oil dependent city into an alternative energy super city of the future. Tidal, Wind, BioFuel, Solar, Geothermal energy additions

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

January 24, 2017

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking

External References

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

Video - Tidal Power

Tidal Power Video

Supporting Files

Project Card


Title Card

Learning Objectives

  • Students will take CraftMania City (And optionally Capitol City) which has a historical dependance on oil and turn it into an alternative energies super city of the future.
  • Students will explore different types of alternative energies and critically decide when and where they are best used.
  • Students will design, pitch and implement energy solutions within the cities for the good of society and Earth.

Guiding Ideas

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?

Student Activities

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!

Performance Expectations

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.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking

External References

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

Video - Tidal Power

Tidal Power Video

Supporting Files

Project Card


Title Card