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Enormous forces hold together the nuclei of atoms. When certain types of atoms are split they release large amounts of energy. The process of splitting atoms is called nuclear fission. The heat produced from the nuclear fission is used to generate electricity in power plants. The generation of...
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The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
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"The Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC) project has developed and field-tested a module titled """"""""Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells."""""""""
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This middle school STEM curriculum extension focuses on nuclear science and energy. Teachers will find accurate, unbiased, and current information on the roles that energy and nuclear science play in our lives. The curriculum includes essential principles and fundamental concepts of energy science....
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Solar energy is the energy that comes to the Earth from the Sun. It is commonly known as sunlight. This energy arrives in the form of electromagnetic radiation, which is energy that travels in waves. A variety of modern technologies are able to capture and convert solar energy into other useful...
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Help students understand the science of electricity with this animated guide. Produced by SaveOnEnergy.com, the guide explains how electricity works, from atoms to power plants.
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Biomass is organic material made by plants and animals. Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. At the bottom of the food chain, plants absorb solar radiation through photosynthesis. They then convert it into chemical energy in the form of glucose, or sugar. The chemical energy in plants gets...
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Geothermal energy is produced by converting Earth's inner heat into electricity or for heating. The generation of geothermal energy does not require fossil fuels and is a clean source of energy. Wells are drilled to access hot water at depth within Earth's crust. Heating occurs naturally because...
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The mission of NEED is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.
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EERE workforce and education activities range from supporting the rapid scale-up of deployed energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through technology-specific workforce training programs, creating job task analyses for selected sectors, developing career visualization tools (ex.: Solar...
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Energy plays an important role in the daily functions of our planet and all its life forms. It is the driver of all-weather, food chains, and the needs of human society, such as electricity and heating. This series of videos highlights the seven essential principles of Energy Knowledge, which...
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When selecting alternative fuels, it is important to consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. This activity asks students to begin to consider the life cycle energy and carbon dioxide emission costs of gasoline, cor ethanol, and cellulosic ethanol. The various pieces help students...
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We are all familiar with the feeling of wind blowing. The air around us is constantly in motion, and though invisible, contains a stream of moving particles that flows and mixes above the Earth's surface. Scientists and engineers face great challenges in harnessing the wind for power. Air is a fluid...
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Switching to cleaner forms of energy is a complex issue. Explore this topic with high school students using a lesson plan from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The lesson breaks down the use of solar energy into manageable concepts and action steps that students can easily understand. For example,...
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Hydroelectric energy, also referred to as hydroelectricity or hydropower, is the use of moving water to produce electricity. This power is generated by converting the kinetic energy of flowing water into mechanical and then electrical energy. This process involves the use of turbines, which consist...
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These grants go to PreK-12 teachers who live or teach in American Electric Power (AEP) service areas (Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia). Grants of between ¤100 and ¤500 fund projects with an academic focus...
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In this board game, players take on the role of bioenergy crop farmers trying to earn a living while being good environmental stewards. In the process, players explore the economic and environmental tradeoffs associated with growing different bioenergy crops (corn, switchgrass, miscanthus, and...
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The best kind of learning is fun, too. Solar-powered toys and kits not only are environmentally friendly and entertaining, but they also teach kids about how solar power works to make them move and light up. Many can even be assembled by kids. With toys available to suit a wide range of ages and...
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Wonder what it takes to be an environmental scientist? At EnvironmentalScience.org, high school and college students can learn about this exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career. Discover what an environmental scientist does, wht education is required to become one,...
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Grants are available to promote environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories. Educational Solar Projects: Successful submissions will include innovative classroom and extracurricular programs/projects that explore the science of solar energy and the generation of electricity...
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