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Greenhills Renewable Energy Dashboard (GRED)
Resource Type: Data Sets

Middle and high school educators can access data, documentation, and related resources describing the development of the Greenhills Renewable Energy Dashboard (GRED) at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The GRED initiative involved the installation of a rooftop wind turbine, a solar...

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Image Collections

Photostream and albums from the US Department of Energy

HINT.FM
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this video, fourth graders in Durham, North Carolina, discover the benefits of clean energy. Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children, taught his fourth graders about solar and other energy sources. The students then decided to make their classroom solar-powered. The video...

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this YouTube video, a DOE project officer speaks to high school students about efforts to lower the energy usage in their school buildings. This video is part of the DOE's EnergyTalks presentations, providing in-depth explanations of programs by energy specialists.

David MacKay, TEDx
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Earth intercepts a lot f solar power: 173,000 terawats. That's 10,000 times more power than the planet's population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be comletely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

What if we could pull electricity out of thin air? We can - as long as it's windy! It's not a magic trick; it's wind power! Let's see how that works, what it takes to get wind power to your neighborhood.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

More people are using energy every day, and there are fewer resources to go around. We need to make the energy sources that we have last, and get more energy from sources that never run out. Scientists and engineers are working hard on many ideas for clean energy! How can power plants be cleaner...

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Aurora and stars
Maps and Visualizations
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Videos or Animations
Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Videos or Animations
Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia

Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was...

Oil refinery on Mississippi River
Data Sets
FRONTLINE/NOVA, PBS LearningMedia

Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special "What's Up with the Weather?," reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous...

World Earthquake Epicenters
Maps and Visualizations
VolcanoDiscovery

Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

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