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Ontario: Challenges & Opportunities  Student Centre

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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Role Play



Web Links

Ontario Economic Development  

What are the main industries in Ontario's economy? What do you need to know to immigrate to Ontario? Ontario's business and economic development Web site provides current information and news about Ontario communities, trade, business, travel, and business opportunities. Community Profiles provide extensive summarized information about many locations in Ontario. Snapshots of Ontario's industry sectors included facts and information in an easy-to-read format.

Power Kids    

Wind power, solar power, nuclear power, peat power-What's the future of energy in Ontario? Explore this site, written for kids, to find out about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. When you're finished exploring, download some word games, or play the energy game!





Web Activity

?_Geography Role Play

1. Visit the Power Kids Web site.  


2. Read the information on the "Future of Energy". When you're finished with

    that page, click on the "New Energy Ideas" link.

3. List the nine sources of energy described at this Web site. Which energy

    sources are renewable? Which ones are non-renewable? Click here to

    download a worksheet on which to collect your information.

4. Choose one source of energy that you think will, or should, be a major

    energy source 30 years from now. In pairs, with the information you have

    gathered, write a role play in which one person pretends to have never

    heard of the energy source you have chosen. Your job is to convince them

    that the energy source you have chosen does indeed represent the Future

    of Energy.