Here is an activity to help
you gather information from one of the Web sites:
Providing a good education for
Nova Scotia's young people is important for the province's future. On
this site you can read about how the Nova Scotia Department of Education
is trying to make sure that the province's schools offer students the
best education possible.
Developing the oil and natural
gas industry in Nova Scotia is one opportunity that the province has.
On this site you can find out about one gas pipeline project, including
how long the pipelines are and how much they'll cost to build.
1. Click on the Maritimes
and Northeast Pipeline Web site.
2. Read the information in the
text under the first four headings: (1)
& Northeast Pipeline is delivering energy for the future,
(3) Construction, (4) Length.
3. Click here
to download a worksheet to help you gather your
Use information from the Web site to answer the
How long are
the pipelines through the Maritimes
and the Northeastern
What is the
purpose of the pipelines?
Why are the
Sable gas projects important to the
How much will
the entire pipeline project cost?
As you've seen,
the total cost of the pipeline is a
amount of money. To get a better
of how much money this is,
it into practical terms. If an average house
000, how many houses could you buy
with this amount
of money? (Use a calculator and
cost of the pipeline by the cost of
If an average
car costs $20 000, how many cars
could you buy?
4. Choose another expensive
item and find out how many you could
the amount of money the pipeline will cost.