Courtenay Middle School Library
Science -Alternate Forms of Energy

Readability levels l =easiest, n=at approximate grade level, u=advanced, uu=most difficult
Ethics of information use
 
Renewable Energy
Readability
n
What is renewable energy? (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
Why is renewable energy important? (U.S. Department of Energy)
l
Sources of energy (BBC Education)
Geothermal
n
What is geothermal energy? (U.S. Government)
n
What is geothermal energy? (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
What is geothermal energy? (Oregon Institute of Technology)
l
Presentation on geothermal energy
u
World use map: navigate to Canada or Country comparison table
u
Geothermal resource council
u
Photo gallery
Ocean/Tidal
u
Energy from the ocean (U.S. Department of Energy)
u
Energy from the ocean #2 (California Energy Commission)
u
Ocean energy 2 (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
Tidal energy (University of Wisconsin)
Solar
n
What is solar energy? (U.S. Government)
n
How stuff works: the solar cell
u
Solar energy (Natural Resources Canada)
n
Solar energy basics (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
Solar energy (U.S. Department of Energy)
Wind
l
Investigating wind energy (The Franklin Institute Science Museum )
n
What is wind energy? (U.S. Government)
l
How does wind energy work? (Danish commercial site)
u
Wind power (scroll down page to find specific information)
n
How wind turbines work (U.S. Department of Energy)
Biomass

n

What is biomass? (U.S. Government)
u
Biodiesel basics
u
Biomass supply chain (scroll down for information)
u
Information about biomass (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
Biomass images (U.S. Department of Energy)
Misc.
n
Glossary of energy terms (California Energy Commission)
n
Glossary of terms (U.S. Department of Energy)
n
Energy quiz
n
Search How Stuff Works
n
BBC science home page (use the Search Box at top right to frame questions)
n
Energy science projects (U. S. Department of Energy)
u
Calculate the costs of solar energy (BC Ministry of Energy and Mines)
n
Carbon debt calculator
 
Maps of Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley
Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland - up close
Regional District of Comox Strathcona (active) or click here for static map
The Mid-Island
The Island - by region
The Island - recreation map
The Island - physical features
BC Base Map (click to zoom in)
 
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Readability codes l = easiest, n = at approximate grade level, u = advanced, uu = difficult