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View Resource Glossary of Energy Terms

The California Energy Commission's Web site contains a great resource entitled the Glossary of Energy Terms. If you're interested in energy topics or happen to come across an unfamiliar term, this tool will be of great use. Simply choose the letter of the term and hope that it's included -- for example, DAYLIGHTING, which is defined as "The use of sunlight to supplement or replace electric...

View Resource Is Your Electricity Clean?

This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, bridges the gap for students between understanding the effects of energy production on the climate and their own personal experiences by "helping students calculate the amount of electrical energy they use in real life and measure the impact their energy consumption has on the global climate." This site explains the 60-minute...

View Resource Introduction to Alternative and Renewable Energy: Energy Economics and Policy

This module is intended for use in a college-level introductory course in alternative and renewable energy. The document covers energy economics and policy. Students will gain a better understanding of how energy policy impacts the environment, energy consumption and energy production. Useful graphics are included to illustrate the material. This module may be downloaded in PDF file format.

View Resource Pre/Post Test for Energy Unity

This resource, created by Red Rocks Community College, will test students' knowledge of the properties and forms of energy. Twenty questions are included that range from "An increase in the motion of molecules indicates an increase in which form of energy?" to "In the United States, we mainly rely on which source of energy for electricity?" to "What do most power plants use to produce e...

View Resource Cars and Fuel Efficiency: What’s the Difference?

This resource, created by Shea Ryan of Red Rocks Community College, will invite students to research and compare the fuel efficiency of various vehicles. Through this lesson, students will learn about fuel efficiency and how this impacts the cost of gasoline. The activity requires one hour and computer access. This three page pdf document contains directions for the teacher, questions for ...

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