Hydro Québec Teachers Newsletter
January 2014


We are pleased to send you our second newsletter for the 2013–2014 school year and tell you about Hydro-Québec’s many educational activities.

An outing to the Hydro-Québec Science Fair (Expo-Sciences Hydro-Québec)

Visit the Hydro-Québec Science Fair with your students for a fascinating look at scientific projects presented by young people who have become “experts” in a wide range of exciting fields.

  Choose one of the 12 regional finals taking place across Québec in February and March or the Québec Final, the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, held in Terrebonne from April 10 to 13, 2014.


Hydro-Québec occupations featured in Les Débrouillards

Throughout 2014, Hydro-Québec will be publishing a series of advertorials on selected occupations within the company. The first article, focusing on the position of jobsite nurse, will appear in the January edition of the magazine Les Débrouillards. The advertorial will also appear on the hydroquebec.com/teachers and lesdebrouillards.com Web sites.

Win a Trip to Baie-James contest at the AQEP

Last December 11, 12 and 13, Hydro-Québec attended the conference of the Association québécoise des enseignantes et des enseignants du primaire (AQEP) in Québec, where it had a booth featuring pedagogical resources. Teachers were invited to enter the Win a Trip to Baie-James contest for a chance to visit this spectacular region. The draw was held on December 13 in the presence of Stephan Lenoir, Outgoing President of the AQEP. The winner was Marcelle Perron, a grade-5 teacher at École de l’Arc-en-ciel primary school in Laval. During the two-day trip, she will have an opportunity to visit both the Robert-Bourassa development and the La Grande-1 generating station.

Congratulations to Ms. Perron! We wish her a wonderful visit to Baie-James.

Online games

Check out Hydro-Québec’s Games page! Have fun while learning about various aspects of electricity like safety, energy sources and sustainable development.

There’s something for every age group, from elementary to high school students.

Discover our games

Did you know?

Copper and aluminum are both electrical conductors.

Although copper is a better conductor, Hydro-Québec uses aluminum for its power lines.

There are three reasons for that choice:

  Copper is three times heavier than aluminum. Copper wires would require bigger, stronger poles and towers.
  Copper is much more expensive than aluminum.
  Copper oxidizes much more easily than aluminum. In other words, it reacts with oxygen in the air and tarnishes on the surface.

Hydro-Québec’s power grid is made up of nearly 150,000 km of transmission and distribution lines—enough to circle the globe over three and a half times!

Learn more about the many different types of conductors at the Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s electricity interpretation centre.

For questions or comments about our educational products, contact us at:

Youth Committee
75, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, 16e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Z 1A4

Happy New Year!