Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Earth: The Operators' Manual
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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
6.4 Earth has finite energy resources.
Human use of energy.
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About the Science
- Accurate and easy-to-follow story of fossil fuel formation, from photosynthesis to geologic transformation into coal, oil, and natural gas. Narrated by geologist, Dr. Richard Alley.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
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- A good overview of fossil fuel formation that can help set the stage for more detailed activities.
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