We found 23 resources with the keyterm alternative energy sources
Nuclear Power - How it Works?Lesson Planet
8 mins 7th - 12th
This video uses computer animation, pictures from an actual nuclear power generator, and narration by the Deputy Site Vice President of a Canadian power station. By viewing it, your class will increase their understanding of how nuclear...
Solar Power 101 - How Does Sunlight Turn into Electricity?Lesson Planet
2 mins 4th - 8th
A lively narrator talks about how solar energy can be converted into electricity. Brightly-colored animations and diagrams along with short video clips make this an appealing presentation. Use it as an introduction to solar power with...
Value of the River - HydropowerLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 8th
Wow! Great video! Your class should gain some valuable new knowledge about how hydropower works, and how the many dams that are on the Columbia and Snake rivers actually produce electricity from having water pass through their turbines....
How a Geothermal Plant Works?Lesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th
Explain how a geothermal power plant works using this computer-animated video. The narrative is included on the video itself. Though not particularly engaging, the video is educational and can be used if you will be covering geothermal...
How Wind Turbines Work - 3D AnimationLesson Planet
2 mins 7th - 12th
An engaging, technical animation that includes text and narrative to detail the production of electricity by wind turbines. Although it is short and simple, it is a valuable resource to use when teaching about alternative sources of energy.
Hydroelectric Power - How it Works?Lesson Planet
2 mins 7th - 12th
The video quality is poor, but the content is informative. Footage from an actual hydroelectric power plant and colorful computer animations are used to explain how hydropower is converted into usable electricity. This can be used to...
How Hydroelectricity Is Made?Lesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th
It's amazing that the state of Washington has been using readily available snowmelt and gravity to produce electricity! Lively narration and current footage comprise this educational video. Computer animations enlighten the viewer about...
Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the SunLesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th
A small community in Denmark meets almost all of its energy needs through a solar energy plant. The video explains how solar panels work. Individuals in European countries who have installed solar panels on their homes share the...
Introduction to Solar PhotovoltaicsLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th
Delve into the practical basics of solar energy. This video opens with a short explanation of photovoltaic cells and how they convert solar energy into usable electricity. Actual footage of photovoltaic cell installation and computer...
Springfield Technology Based Science Inquiry - Harnessing The WindLesson Planet
The wind is an amazing renewable energy source your students should know about! Get those 5th graders exploring the Internet and conducting a series of experiments so they become convinced that the wind is an amazing thing. The full...
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting CountriesLesson Planet
9th - 11th
Students investigate the global importance of the African and Asian countries that export petroleum. They access the OPEC website and research this organization. They answer questions and write an essay about alternative energy sources.