Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
1.5 Forms of energy.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.2 Human use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
4.4 Humans transport energy.
4.5 Electricity generation.
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
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- Consider using the Switch website to have students do a research project on the pros and cons of different types of energy sources. Then, as a class, they can create an energy portfolio.
- Classes may want to include discussions of energy efficiency, transmission and conversion losses, etc.
About the Science
- Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas, narrates the videos. Switch is part of the Switch Energy Project a multi-pronged effort designed to build a balanced national understanding of energy.
- Comments from expert scientist: Fantastic description of the different types of energy available to the world. It lays out each with their pros and cons in an understandable manner to the lay person.
About the Pedagogy
- Lesson plans are not currently available but the project website indicates that lesson plans will be available in 2013.
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- High definition videos in Vimeo, multiple sizes for viewing situations.
- No transcript or closed captioning available.
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