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Published in 2017
There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity and...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.
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Published in 2017
Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.
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This lesson from the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy can be adapted for all grades levels K-12 and provides instructions for building a solar oven from a pizza box and other inexpensive materials. The oven will not generate enough heat to bake something, but it will become hot...
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This downloadable poster showcases different minerals you can find in your home.
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Photo albums and Archives of PDF Presentations from Nevada's Bureau of Mines and Geology
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By TED-Ed
"Energy is neither created nor destroyed -- and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneiderman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond....
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This calculator helps you estimate your total water use. You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them? Soon you will!
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Use this document to help middle level students deepen their understanding of how everyday products like a soccer ball impact the environment in different ways. Most people -- adults and students alike -- don't give much thought to manufacturing processes and are unaware of the effects on the...
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The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.
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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.
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This demonstration uses a water balloon to show how Earth's oceans are absorbing most of the heat being trapped on our warming world.
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The US Energy Information Administration provides lesson plans, science fair experiments, field trips, teacher guides, career information, and related materials, all about energy.
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Today's world faces complex problems. We all need to work together to manage the Earth's natural resources wisely. More scientists and engineers will be called upon to find the answers we need, especially in the mining industry since it supplies the world's mineral products. There are literally...
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These lesson plans are designed to accompany the Digital Shaded-Relief Map of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map, both published by the United States Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They were written by experienced educators who created...
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In the GLOBE Teacher's Guide, protocols and learning activities are related to the standards they address. In the United States, there is growing insistence that teaching be directed to address specific standards. Many countries in GLOBE and virtually every state in the United States have adopted...
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Award-winning science, math and technology videos for grades K-12.
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Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and geospatial, geology, structures, natural hazards and water.
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