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About Teaching Climate Literacy
7.1 Economic security.
1.4 Energy quality degrades over time.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.5 Electricity generation.
6.2 Conserving energy.
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
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- Video could be used in a discussion of how both non-renewable and renewable energy sources can feed into a "smart" grid.
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- Video shows how new technology is creating a "smart" grid that allows utility companies to monitor power needs and respond quickly to distribute it more efficiently, prevent outages, or repair problems.
- Comment from expert scientist: This is a very good resource to explain in general how a smart grid can work to Gr 6-12 students.
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