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Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources

The CLEAN Collection is a hand-picked and rigorously reviewed collection of educational resources aligned with the Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy frameworks.

The review process engages scientists and educators in vetting each resource for scientific accuracy, pedagogic effectiveness and useability.


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    Simulation of international negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    In this activity, students engage in a simulation of the international negotiation process in order to convey how the international community is responding to climate change. Participants learn ...

    America's Energy Future from the National Academies

    This video from the U.S. National Academies summarizes the energy challenges the United States faces, the technological challenges, and the need for behavior and policy changes required to meet the ...

    Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development

    This is a semester-long jigsaw project in which students work in teams to explore the effects of energy resource development on local water resources, economics, and society. Students are presented ...

    Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise

    In this role-play activity, students take the roles of various important players in the climate change policy debate including politicians, scientists, environmentalists, and industry ...

    Wind Energy Basics

    Video introduces wind energy research at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and provides an overview of the NREL Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.

    Nuclear: High power, hard to handle

    This video reviews key points as well as pros and cons of nuclear power.

    A guide to the energy of the Earth

    This animated video outlines Earth's energy. The video presents a progression from identifying the different energy systems to the differences between external and internal energy sources and ...

    Oil: The Economic Gas Pedal

    This introductory video addresses key points as well as pros and cons of oil as an energy source for transportation.


    This video addresses the importance of efficiency in providing power to an increasingly large global population.

    Energy Security: But Not Independence

    This video is a segment from the Switch Energy Project focusing on energy security. Switch Energy Project is a multi-pronged effort designed to build a balanced national understanding of energy.

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