Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute
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Video length is 2:51 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
About Teaching Climate Literacy
7.3 Environmental quality.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
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- This website has great potential for research projects for students.
- The video does not get into policy aspects regarding the allocation of energy resources to meet the countries' energy needs. Classes can discuss how do we waste and/or conserve energy and what are regional/national/global policies could drive to make energy more affordable, available, reliable, and clean. Students could be broken into groups representing different regional interests.
About the Science
- The video discusses the future of global energy and stresses that more natural gas, more nuclear, and a lot more renewables need to be developed. This is not based on policy, but because these energies best meet the four criteria of energy choice: affordable, available, reliable and clean. It will be decades before these energies overtake oil and coal. In the meantime, we can make a difference today, through efficiency.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Lesson plans are not currently available but the project website indicates that they will be available in 2013.
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- No transcript or closed captioning available.