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Daylighting Video
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/multimedia/video_daylighting.html

US Department of Energy

This video introduces the concept of daylighting - the use of windows or skylights for natural lighting and temperature regulation - and how it is one building strategy that can save operating costs for homeowners and businesses.

Video length: 2.75 min.

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Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

Sunlight reaching the Earth can heat the land, ocean, and atmosphere. Some of that sunlight is reflected back to space by the surface, clouds, or ice. Much of the sunlight that reaches Earth is absorbed and warms the planet.
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Energy Literacy

Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors.
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Electricity is usually generated in one of two ways.
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4.5 Electricity generation.
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Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
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Light and other electromagnetic waves can warm objects. How much an object's temperature increases depends on how intense the light striking its surface is, how long the light shines on the object, and how much of the light is absorbed.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • An interesting example about reducing the energy demands of buildings.

About the Science

  • Examines a small but important use of solar energy in buildings for energy efficiency.
  • The introductory video is not a comprehensive instructional tool.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • A good video to use when talking about energy use in the building sector.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Interesting visuals accompany narration.
  • Includes closed captioning.

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