Learning

Resources for Home Learning

During the COVID-19 disruption, Future Energy Systems researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellow will make home-learning resources available for students of all grade levels. Learn more about us in the video below:

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Storytime

With libraries and schools closed, many of us are missing storytime, so Future Energy Systems team members will read stories related to the environment or energy. Many of the stories will be accompanied with learning extension worksheets for various students at various grade levels.

Available Stories:

  • The Lorax, Dr. Seuss (Random House)

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Newsworthy

Take a minute or two and explore Future Energy Systems newsworthy stories about essential collaborations, groundbreaking research and more. Introductory videos from our researchers take you behind the scenes, while feature articles fill in the backstory!

Using Machine Learning to make better solar panels

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Developing smart grids for renewable energy

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Ask An Energy Expert

Have a burning question about energy? Our past, present or energy future? Submit your questions and we will film experts responding. Please note that, due to availability, it may not be possible for all questions to be answered!

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Bite Size Research

Want to learn about energy but not have much time? Check out these talks where graduate students will share their work in under 5 minutes using understandable language. Many videos will be accompanied with learning extension worksheets for various grades.

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Energy Talks Online

Future Energy Systems researchers and graduate students have been delivering public talks about complex energy topics in partnership with organizations like the Edmonton Public Library. Those talks are moving online, so stay tuned for presentations from experts on the technical, social, economic, and environmental aspects of energy systems. 

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Explore A Lab

We may not be able to go outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore U of A’s exciting labs. In this game, try to guess what complex questions are being studied in some of our facilities, and then find out if you're right directly from our researchers.

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