A reality check on renewables

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Link to Resource: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_mackay_a_reality_check_on_renewables
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:David MacKay; TEDx
Publication Date:2012
Summary:How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options ... and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; HS-ESS3-3; HS-ESS3-4; MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; conservation; energy; energy resources; high school; middle school; natural resources; pollution; renewable energy; video
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