Doug (producer) Hamilton, WGBH NOVA
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Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
6.2 Conserving energy.
6.5 Social and technological innovation.
6.6 Behavior and design.
Human use of energy.
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- This short video would be good to include as part of a lesson on carbon footprints.
- Show the video before beginning the lesson as an introduction, or afterwards to spark creative thinking about the carbon footprint calculation results.
- This video will inspire viewers to examine how simple technologies can reduce carbon emissions.
About the Science
- The focus of this video is on careful examination of the environmental consequences of one's lifestyle, and on creative design as a way to decrease individual impacts.
- The video briefly introduces the notion of "embedded energy" or the amount of energy to produce the goods we use as well as the energy we use directly.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- This video will promote some interesting questions about how we each use energy and how we can work to conserve it.
- There is a full transcript available on the web site.
- This would work well as part of a carbon footprint activity.
- The message of this video is inspirational. Research shows that exposure to environmental issues can be emotionally challenging for student learners. It is beneficial for students to see examples of positive action and creative problem-solving.
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