Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute
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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.
5.4 Economic factors.
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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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