Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 5 SOLE

Is Solar Power Better Than Wind Power?

       By Andrew and Dora

         Solar power is a system that is on top of your house and uses the sun to gain power. Wind power can be generated from wind turbine that uses wind to gain power. It depends on which one is better because they both have different qualities. For some commercials or TV shows/movies, wind power (turbines) is better because they can create a wind effect. A solar power system has no moving parts and is silent, better reliability in some people’s opinions, and a 25 year warranty. Some say it’s a better value for your money. It is less conspicuous than a wind turbine. Conspicuous means that it has less maintenance. There is less installation and less cables. It is less susceptible in lighting damage and less susceptible to high wind damage. A solar power system uses less space than a wind turbine. The U.S.A. has some of the best wind resources in the world. The U.S.A. also has some of the best solar power systems in the world. Solar installations have 3,100 megawatts. That’s enough power to power more than 630,000 homes.

What is the Drumheller Dinosaur Museum?

By Adrian, Stewart and Jaylah

It’s a Canadian tourist attraction. It is in Drumheller Alberta.  The museum is 6km long.  It’s also named Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.  The museum is named in honour of joseph B. Tyrell.  It is operated by Alberta’s Ministry of Culture.  It opened on September 25th, 1985.  It became “royal” in 1990.  The bones in the museum came from nearby in the Badlands.It’s one of the most famous museums.  People leave entertained.  Alberta’s fossil trail spans 2500km (1553 miles.)  It begins 7 minutes from the town of Drumheller.

What was the Red River Rebellion?

By; Cameron, Olivia, Cody, and keeshan

The Red River Rebellion took place in 1869-1870. It all started in 1869 when the Hudson Bay Company sold the territory to Rupert’s Land. They were up against the Canadian Government. They were called Metis. Metis are a mix of American-Indian and Euro-American. They were Scottish settlers who went to the Red River to settle there. Another name for the Red River Rebellion was the Red River Resistance. It formed in 1812. People want to move the settlement more out west. Louis Riel became in charge of the Canadian Government. Louis Riel was born on October 22nd, 1844, and he died on November 16th, 1885. He was 46 years old when he died.

Why do gases burn?

Gas is made out of special chemicals. The flames are caused as a result of a fuel undergoing combustion. Combustion means something unpleasant has resulted in a flame. One of the safest gases and the cleanest is natural gas. Natural gas is a hydrocarbon, so that means it’s made out of carbon and hydrogen. Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when there are layers of buried plants that have changed over millions of years.. 

What are the 5 types of renewable energy?

Renewable energy comes from natural sources. The 5 renewable energies are Solar power, wind power, water power, biomass and geothermal. Renewable power is also called green electricity. Renewable energy is generated from natural energy sources. People say that green energy is a type of renewable energy.      Unlike fossil fuels, such as coal and oil green energy will not run out. Solar energy is the sun as a powerful source of energy. It provides the earth as much energy as all other sources do in an hour collectively. It is important that we continue are use of solar energy. Solar has been growing for the last 20 years. The hotter it is outside the more energy you get. If something is un-renewable that means they draw on no resources. Solar shingles are installed on your rooftop. For wind energy is where whenever the wind blows it moves the windmill the same direction. Most green electricity comes from either directly or indirectly from the sun. The sun heat drives the wind.  Along with the rain and snow, sunlight causes plants to grow. Biomass can cause energy. Not all renewable energies come from the sun. Water energy comes from a number of power plants on rivers around the world