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Green Revolution

S2N Media, National Science Foundation

This is a series of 10 short videos, hosted by the National Science Foundation, each featuring scientists, research, and green technologies. The overall goal of this series is to encourage people to ask questions and look beyond fossil fuels for innovative solutions to our ever-growing energy needs.

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Middle School: 5 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 3 Cross Cutting Concepts
High School: 11 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts

Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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Energy Literacy

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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
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4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
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4.4 Humans transport energy.
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4.5 Electricity generation.
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5.4 Economic factors.
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6.2 Conserving energy.
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6.5 Social and technological innovation.
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6.6 Behavior and design.
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2.2 Sources of energy on Earth.
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2.3 Earth's climate driven by the Sun.

Notes From Our Reviewers The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness. Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Each video can complement a unit or lesson on climate change, energy and technology, or the carbon cycle. Students could choose a video and explore the topic in greater depth.

About the Science

  • Topics include: how different kinds of biomass can be used to produce fuel; a specially designed city car; green roofs; hydrogen fuel; microbial fuel cells; solar energy; wind energy.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The Green Revolution videos are a good overview of several relevant topics. They provide useful information, highlight ongoing research, present questions that remain to be answered, and encourages new ideas. One concern is the potential misperception on the part of the viewers that the topics presented may be sufficient to solve the energy and emission problems.

About the Pedagogy

  • Educator information provided for each video.
  • Host for each video is an engaging young woman scientist.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Each video can be embedded or downloaded; there appear to be some buffering issues when watching online.

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