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Energy Literacy

This Video builds on the following concepts of Energy Literacy.

Click a topic below for supporting information, teaching ideas, and sample activities.

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Teaching Tips

  • This video could be used for young learners to introduce the topic of the water cycle.
  • Depending on learner's maturity, it may be of less interest for older elementary students.

About the Science

  • This cartoon traces where rivers start in many regions around the globe (snowy areas/mountains).
  • Students infer that streams travel through the landscape with gravity.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • The characters in the cartoon seek to answer the question, "where do streams start?", and follow a stream towards its beginning.
  • Once the characters find the beginning of the stream, they turn around to find the end as it spills into a river and then the ocean.
  • No prerequisite knowledge required.
  • Support Materials in English and Spanish can be found on the right of the page next to the video. These include vocabulary and a graphic organizer pointing out the story elements.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Educator can share the video to Google Classroom.
  • This is a streaming video, so ensure internet can support streaming.

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