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Lights at Night Webquest

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help learners find ways to become more efficient energy consumers. To start, individuals research how different countries address energy efficiency and then analyze their own carbon footprint. They use their research to identify ways to...
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Water, Water Everywhere?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Visibly display the location of the water in the world. Using 12 liters of water to represent the total amount of water in the world, the class measures out the water located in different areas, such as the ocean and ice caps. Class...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Sustainable Seafood

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Memory, brain health, and seafood often go hand in hand, but is eating fish good for the planet? The third video in a four-part series on Health Oceans explains which fish consumers need to avoid and which are safe to consume without...
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Preventing Plastic Pollution

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
While plastics don't biodegrade, they do photodegrade, creating issues in Earth's oceans. The final video in the Healthy Oceans series explains why plastic in oceans causes so many issues. the narrator explains the impact of plastic...
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Coral Reefs and Climate Change

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Coral reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean floor, yet more than 25 percent of marine life lives in coral reefs. A colorful, engaging video describes the health of coral reefs and why the formations matter. The first lesson in a...
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Food for Thought: Defining a Problem to Find a Solution

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Scholars approach a problem trying to plan a meal for a class party. They learn about the restrictions and must decide what information they need to plan the meal. The first lesson in a 13-part unit on Our Hungry Planet encourages...
1 In 1 Collection 3:45
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Nuclear Energy: Is Fission the Future?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nuclear energy powers the Mars rovers as well as provides energy in more than 30 countries around the world. While some believe nuclear energy is the future of energy production, others worry about the risk factors and radioactive waste....
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Bugs for Breakfast

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
More people in the world eat bugs as a source of protein than the number of people who don't eat bugs. Viewers consider bugs as a food source to solve multiple issues. Our Hungry Planet introduces bug-based food as a possible solution to...
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What is the Environmental Impact of Feeding the World?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
One in every seven people suffer from a lack of basic food. Our Hungry Planet introduces this complex issue in the second lesson of an interesting 13-part unit. It discusses the space needed to grow and raise food, the transportation of...
1 In 1 Collection 3:43
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How to Measure a Changing Climate

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists explore climate change by taking a look at many different disciplines. They hear from scientists who study soil, clouds, ice cores, ocean temperatures, and more. Then, they search public databases to draw their own...
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The Climate is Changing but How's the Weather?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Do meteorologists and climate scientists use the same tools? The final lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy compares and contrasts climate and weather. It describes the scientists who study each, the tools they use, their...
1 In 1 Collection 1:43
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Renewable Energy: Powered by Poop

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A single cow produces more than 100 pounds of manure every day. Meet a farmer using cow manure to provide energy to his farm, electric car, and the larger electric grid. He explains the process and benefits of the renewable energy source.
1 In 1 Collection 3:56
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What's the Deal With Fossil Fuels?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Plastic bags, laptops, and even toothpaste all contain petroleum. A lesson explains how to define fossil fuels, including petroleum, and the many uses for fossil fuels in our everyday lives. It also details why new sources need to...
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Buses and Biofuels: Sustainable Transportation

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
One-third of all carbon emissions comes from transportation in the United States. The third lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy offers ideas on how to reduce emissions from cars, airplanes, large trucks, and more. 
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Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is one type of energy inherently good or bad? Young scientists explore energy resources in a week-long unit. After extensive research, groups create powerful position statements and presentations supporting their energy resource of choice.
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human impacts on the environment can sometimes be difficult to measure, especially under water! An activity centered on ocean acidification gives science scholars the opportunity to examine the effects of carbon dioxide on marine life....
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Energy Projects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Only you can prevent energy overuse. The last installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit has pupils complete a unit project on energy consumption and conservation. They identify ways to make changes in their personal...
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Energy Forms, States and Conversions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even magicians can't make energy disappear. In a discussion-based instructional activity, young scientists learn about energy forms and conversions. They see how energy is neither created nor destroyed; it just changes forms. This is the...
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Energy Perspectives

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The data says ... the resource is great to use. Using Microsoft Excel, pupils analyze data from the US Department of Energy in the fifth lesson of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit. Each group looks at a different data set and...
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Energy Choices Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a fun game on a very serious matter. Scholars play a board game to learn about personal energy use and consumption. They see how various choices affect their energy use and costs, and then apply this knowledge to brainstorm ways...
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Energy in Our Lives Carousel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Don't waste any more energy trying to find a great resource on energy. The third installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit focuses on energy use in pupils' lives. They consider how their daily routines consume energy and...
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Energy Intelligence Agency

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Protect the world from energy depletion—join the Energy Intelligence Agency. Using a set of cards, pupils distinguish between correct and incorrect information regarding energy use in the United States. They analyze graphs and diagrams...