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Natural Gas: Abundant and clean...er
http://www.switchenergyproject.com/topics/naturalgas

Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute

This video is one of a series produced by the Switch Energy project. It reviews the pros and cons of natural gas as a source of energy.

Video length is 2:15 min.

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A combination of strategies is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The most immediate strategy is conservation of oil, gas, and coal, which we rely on as fuels for most of our transportation, heating, cooling, agriculture, and electricity. Short-term strategies involve switching from carbon-intensive to renewable energy sources, which also requires building new infrastructure for alternative energy sources. Long-term strategies involve innovative research and a fundamental change in the way humans use energy.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • The educator can engage students by assigning student groups to research the pros and cons of natural gas issues (fracking, greenhouse gas content, comparison to coal) and have students share their findings with the class.

About the Science

  • Video merely introduces the pros and cons of natural gas and is not intended to present deep scientific concepts. It is supplemented by video interviews with energy experts across industry and government, representing researchers/scientists, business owners/CEOs, and governments officials.
  • Pros and cons of fracking are introduced in the video.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • This resource does not come with a teacher’s guide. It could be used as additional information in an energy unit.
  • The group of interviewees lack diversity; all the additional interviews are with white men.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • There is no transcript or closed captioned version available.

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