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Energy Sources

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This video provides an introduction to benefits and limitations of many sources of energy including fossil fuels, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. It also discusses hydrogen and hybrid cars.

Video length: 6:09 min.

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About the Science

  • This video presents a balanced discussion of some of the benefits and drawbacks of different energy sources and how they are utilized.
  • This is an introductory video and is not intended for comprehensive coverage of the topics.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Good overview of en sources suitable for general public.

About the Pedagogy

  • A background essay, discussion questions, and link to standards is provided.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • The video has closed-captioned text.

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