Lights Out! City of Ember Project

City of Ember


  • Just as in city of Ember, where electricity was being depleted your electricity is running out. Society often struggles with resources, in 2015 1.3 billion people lived without electricity, leaving them in the dark (The Washington Post). Your city is running out of electricity, but how will you use the resources given to you to bring the lights back?



Essential / Driving Question

  • How can members of a community design an efficient solution to address lack of energy in their society? Your task as a community member is to secure electricity in this time of crisis. What elements/criteria are necessary to create the most effective/efficient aqueduct? As a community member, how would you design an aqueduct to ensure electricity through a crisis?