'Which power source? – solving the crisis in Kiama; searching for all the power sources that could be developed in a mythical country'.
Kiama has a power crisis. It used to get all its power from oil supplied by Turaba, the country next door. But there has been a border dispute in the Barotsi Hills region – and Turaba has cut off all oil supplies.
• write a list of all the power sources that could be developed;
• put the list of power sources into a table and list the advantages and disadvantages of each (for example some may be renewable, some may be cheaper or easier to develop than others, etc.);
• decide on the four best options and prepare a presentation on why these choices have been made.
After completing the activity, pupils can:
• list a range of potential power resources for a country;
• debate the advantages and disadvantages of each of the power sources;
• decide on the best options and explain their decisions.
Many more activities about power sources can be found on the website.