Switch Energy , American Geosciences Institute
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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.
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- This video is part of a series of videos that takes viewers on a journey to alternative energy sites.
- 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.
- Teacher may want to mention geothermal issues (e.g., finding suitable geothermal sites, pipe corrosion).
About the Science
- The science presented is basic; the engineer explains how naturally occurring hot water is pumped from wells directly to homes in the area.
- Provides an example of global energy issues with a local solution.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Teachers may wish to use other video "visits" to different types of power plants from this series.
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANhttp://www.switchenergyproject.com/index.php
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