Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Earth: The Operators' Manual
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7.4 Fossil fuel supplies are limited.
7.5 Access to energy affects quality of life.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.2 Human use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
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- This is one segment in a series on energy.
- It could be useful for introducing/illustrating population and energy demand issues.
- Also see: http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/for_educators
About the Science
- This segment focuses on a Brazilian family living off the grid (like 1.5 billion world-wide).
- Focus is on how rapidly-urbanizing China needs more energy to foster development.
- Includes a population/energy use chart comparing different regions of Earth.
- Comments from expert scientist: Excellent overview of human impact on energy across the globe. Teacher tips and suggested activities are also strong.
About the Pedagogy
- A good introduction to global energy challenges that can help set the stage for classroom discussions and activities, particularly the needs of the developing world where energy access and equity are a substantial challenge.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Easily accessed and can be downloaded by educators who register at the ETOM website.
- Video is closed captioned.
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