Toward a Smarter Grid

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Did you realize that the latest innovations in technology get their electrical power from a system that's 100 years old? Help pupils make sense of the power grid using a short video and related questions. The lesson, part of NOVA's energy unit, focuses on the components a smart, upgraded power grid would contain to save power and operate more efficiently.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Enhance the lesson using an interactive from the US Department of Energy
  • Link the resource to the real world by having the class discuss their experience with power failures 
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide a little background information about the power grid before starting the video

  • Printable teacher's resources help you ensure the class grasps the content
  • Printable student questions are handy for a quick quiz or class work grade

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Common Core