KQED, Teachers' Domain
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
2.4 Water stores and transfers energy.
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- After viewing this video and associated materials, students could explore other areas of the country (or world) that are utilizing or developing geothermal energy sources.
About the Science
- Video explains how geothermal energy is tapped, converted to steam, transported to generators, and and converted to electricity.
- Comments from expert scientist: Highlights challenges with drilling, including its high cost. Focuses on geothermal steam power plants, which are rare.
About the Pedagogy
- The Teachers' Domain webpage associated with this video includes a full transcript, a lesson plan and an educators guide and background material on renewable energy, which are also available directly from the KQED website http://uw.kqed.org/edresources/plans/lesson-4d-geothermal-energy.pdf
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Parts of the video are a bit grainy. Can't really project in a classroom. A slightly different version can be viewed at http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/geothermal-heats-up/
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