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    Energy For You

    In this activity, students explore what types of energy resources exist in their state by examining a state map to identify the different energy sources in their state, including the state

    Modeling the Process of Mining Silicon

    The heart of this activity is a laboratory investigation that models the production of silicon. The activity is an investigation of silicon: the sources, uses, properties, importance in the fields of ...

    Photovoltaics: A Diverse Technology

    This video reviews how photovoltaic (PV) cells work, noting that technological innovations are decreasing costs and allowing PV use to expand.

    Our Energy System

    This interactive diagram from the National Academy of Sciences shows how we rely on a variety of primary energy sources (solar, nuclear, hydro, wind, geothermal, natural gas, coal, biomass, oil) to ...

    Khaki Goes Green- Earth: The Operators' Manual

    This video segment highlights how the U.S. military is the single largest user of energy in the nation, but it is also trying to reduce its carbon bootprint. Scenes taped at Fort Irwin and Camp ...

    Solar Power Basics

    This introductory video summarizes the process of generating solar electricity from photovoltaic and concentrating (thermal) solar power technologies.

    Renewables Roundup - Earth: The Operators' Manual

    This video segment explores whether, in principle, renewable energy resources could meet today

    Energy Enigma

    This activity is a learning game in which student teams are each assigned a different energy source. Working cooperatively, students use their reading, brainstorming, and organizational skills to ...

    Great Energy Debate

    This is a debate-style learning activity in which student teams learn about energy sources and are then assigned to represent the different energy sources. Working cooperatively, students develop ...

    Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects

    In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of renewable energy sources and select sites within the United States that would be appropriate for projects based on those ...

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