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Energy 101: Daylighting

US Department of Energy

This video introduces the concept of daylighting - the use of windows or skylights for natural lighting and temperature regulation - and how it is a building strategy that can save operating costs for homeowners and businesses.

Video length: 2.75 min.

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ngssSee how this Video supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 1 Cross Cutting Concept
High School: 6 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • An interesting example about reducing the energy demands of buildings.

About the Science

  • Examines a small but important use of solar energy in buildings for energy efficiency.
  • The introductory video is not a comprehensive instructional tool.
  • Comments from expert scientist: This resource provides a clear explanation of the principles with high production values.

About the Pedagogy

  • A good video to use when talking about energy use in the building sector.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Interesting visuals accompany narration.
  • Includes closed captioning.

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