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STEMonstrations: Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Astronauts would be lost without solar energy. A video lesson straight from the International Space Station describes how solar energy keeps the station running. Learners then complete an activity that explores the availability of solar...
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Grades 9-10 Energy Sources

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important. Learners have the opportunity to explore alternative energy sources using a differentiated instruction unit. They group together based on ability levels, assign roles to...
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Fossil Fuel Extraction Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Extracting oil is more difficult than many think! Learners work together and get hands-on as they represent oil companies drilling for oil by simulating oil extraction using beans. They identify the challenges faced in using...
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The Future of Clean Energy: Crash Course Engineering #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look into the future of energy with a video that focuses on future alternative sources of clean energy. Viewers looks at various forms of biomass, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear fission and fusion.
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The Engineering Challenges of Renewable Energy: Crash Course Engineering #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How hard is it to incorporate renewable energy resources? An informative video first describes renewable energy, such as hydropower, wind energy, geothermal energy, and solar power. It then explains the benefits and the challenges of...
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Coral Reefs in Hot Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Global warming is leaving coral reefs in hot water. What does that mean for their survival? Find out as scholars use authentic satellite data to explore the issue. Learners look for global trends in the data and research the effects the...
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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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Daphnia Bioassay LD50

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
De-icing materials may have a harmful effect on our environment; have your class perform an experiment to test the nature of these effects. Scholars monitor the survival rate of a sample of daphnia as the concentration of a de-icing...
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ETS1B - Developing Possible Solutions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Teach the engineering steps for developing problem solutions. The video instructor explains the steps of the process from different perspectives. He discusses how to approach a problem in early elementary all the way through advanced...
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ESS3A - Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Explore the natural resources on earth in relation to the specific Next Generation Standard. Understanding these resources are not evenly distributed in all locations helps gain a perspective of their uses. Nonrenewable resources need...
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Marvelous Martian Mineralogy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not ... martian soil does have nutrients needed for plants to survive! An out-of-this-world tutorial moves scholars through an analysis of martian soil to determine its chemical make-up. Pupils analyze reflectivity of...
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Meet the Extractors, Harvesters, and Harnessers: Methods, Technology, Benefits and Consequences in Acquiring Natural Resources

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are advantages and disadvantages to all sources of energy; the trick is determining which one has the least impact! Part six in the series of 12 has learners further explore energy resources. After reading information about one of...
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Occurrence and Extraction of Metals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Steel is a man-made alloy or a mixture of metals. Lesson 18 in this series of 36 focuses on metals and their extraction from Earth. Individuals read about, discuss, and answer questions after learning how people find most metals, the...
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Exploring Nuclear Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every 18–24 months, nuclear power plants shut down to remove their used uranium fuel, a radioactive waste. Show learners how energy is made and used around the world and then focus on the United States' usage. Viewers then specifically...
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Exploring Hydropower

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 2006, about 20 percent of the world's electricity was generated from hydroelectric power. In the presentation, scholars review the water cycle and gravitational energy to begin to understand how humans harness the power of water. They...
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Tech in the Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It might not be easy, but it is worth recycling electronics. Small groups determine the percentage of the materials that make up an iPad 2 and display the information in a circle graph. They then research the recycling process for...
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An Inconvenient Truth in the Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Global warming — what a hot topic! A thorough unit challenges learners to research, read, explore, and write about carbon, its role and increasing nature in our atmosphere, and how global warming is affecting lives and environments...
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Coal and Your Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When I was young, I was afraid of the dark. Now I am afraid of getting the electric bill. This fourth lesson in a series of eight focuses on coal mining, conservation, and energy efficiency. Scholars start by taking data from a table and...
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Investigating How Electricity is Generated

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the real cost of electricity? The real cost is not just the price you pay, but the environmental and economic costs as well. Scholars build, use, and judge the effectiveness of a turbine. They also investigate the environmental...
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Forms of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give me a home where electric buffalo roam and I'll show you an ohm on the range. Introduction your classes to potential and kinetic energy, electricity, and renewable resources with a resource that combines observation, direct...
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How to Create Cleaner Coal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
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Environmental Expert Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Individuals or groups select an environmental issue, then spend time researching and creating a presentation to share in class. By allowing learners to choose the issue that matters most to them, you will motivate them to do excellent...
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Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
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Environmental Decision Making

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Pupils participate in a board game activity in which landing on a space called "Decision Card" presents them with a land-use situation to consider and decide how to act. In order to advance in Hydropoly, players must think critically and...