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Growing Appetites, Limited Resources

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Did you know that, as the world's population increases, its demand for energy increases at an even faster rate? Learners watch a short video about the world's energy crisis before discussing the sustainable alternative energy sources. The lesson is part of a much larger PBS NOVA Energy unit, which provides you with endless extensions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate the video into an alternative energy sources study
  • Have the class research population growth in your area and compare it with the worldwide growth the video discusses
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with renewable versus nonrenewable energy sources when viewing the resource
  • The narrator describes the content concisely using student-friendly vocabulary
  • Statistics featured in the video are impactful
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