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How Hydroelectricity Is Made?

For Teachers 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...
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Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

For Teachers 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...
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Biofuel - Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This clever video has an old fashioned feel but presents a very modern technology. The formation of ethanol fuel from plant material is explained using simple computer animations and a salesman-sounding narrator. The advantages of using...
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An Air-Powered Car

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youngsters read text about an environmentally-friendly car. They try to figure out the meaning of the vocabulary in the text and discuss issues related to alternative energy sources. This thoughtful, well-designed plan has all the...
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Grow it Now, Drive it Later?

For Teachers 7th
What do corn and career exploration have in common? A lot, if you're considering an agricultural career that contributes to alternative fuel resources. Through a series of films, presentations, activities, and readings, learners will...
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Instructional Video7:31
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Nuclear Power - How it Works?

For Teachers 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...
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Harness the Waves

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Scotland would like to lead the way in wave technology. The power of the ocean's waves can be converted into usable energy. This fascinating video explores this innovative technology for using waves as a renewable energy source. Even...
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Instructional Video2:04
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Solar Power 101 - How Does Sunlight Turn into Electricity?

For Teachers 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...
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Solar Thermal Power Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A forty story tower collects the sun's rays from a series of 600 mirrors and converts them into usable energy for the city of Seville, Spain. The video quality is poor, but the technology is amazing, making this worthwhile to show when...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
"Here Comes the Sun" and other upbeat tunes, set the atmosphere for this video. It consists of pictures and text that define solar energy and tell how it is being used. Photovoltaic cells are explained, and pros and cons are presented....
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Instructional Video9:59
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Oil Shale

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore our reliance on oil and the need for alternative energy sources. Oil shale, a sedimentary rock product that can be processed into crude oil, is offered as a possible step toward a completely renewable future. This is a...
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Biofuel from Algae

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The potential of using algae to produce biofuel is briefly commemorated in this video. Perhaps you could assign collaborative groups different forms of renewable energy and have them research and create a media presentation to share with...
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Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics

For Teachers 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...
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Power Crisis in California

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read an online CNNfyi.com article related to the energy crisis in California. They calculate the monthly cost of running household appliances. They develop a list of alternative methods of energy sources.
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Great Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify major contributors to the U.S. energy makeup, recognize trends in energy consumption, express opinions on alternative energy sources, and evaluate positive and negative attributes of the alternative energies in relation...
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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Pupils 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.