Introducing Power Production and Impacts of Climate Change
1. Explore the causes and effects of climate change as related to energy production.
2. Develop a working understanding of varying stakeholder perspectives on the causes and effects of climate change.
In the first part of this activity, students participate in a role play activity – understanding the needs of different people living and working around the world. Each character express their unique perspective on climate change and impacts to their community. Students are then introduced to the 50-Year Energy Plan project, wherein they work to build an environmentally friendly long-term Energy Plan for the state of Oregon. Finally, students jigsaw together all the different energy generation processes already operating in Oregon as a primer for their future exploration.