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Fundamentals of Energy
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Energy in the 9.3 Standard Unit
Climate Change
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Greenhouse Effect
Energy Efficiency
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Conducting a Classroom Energy Audit
Green Jobs
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Exploring Green Jobs
Green Schools
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12 Steps to a Sustainable School
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Connecticut Frameworks Alignment
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Electricity Video Clips
 
Electricity and Magnetism: Electric Current
The flow of electric charge is known as the electric current.  Learn more about types of electric current and how they work in this video.
Electricity and Magnetism: Voltage
The push behind eletric current is known as Voltage. Find out more about how voltage works in this segment.
Electricity and Magnetism: Thomas Edison 
Learn more about Thomas Edison's contribution to current electricity by watching this segment
Electricity and Magnetism: Circuit Boxes and Breakers
Learn more about circuit boxes and breakers by watching this clip. 
Electricity Games
 
AC/DC: What's the Difference? 
This animated essay from the American Experience Web site explains the difference between alternating and direct electric current and offers in-depth explanations about the role played by a battery, light bulb, wire, and generator. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/acdc.html
Electricity Timeline
The elecricity timeline on EIZ..gov begins at 600 B.C. runs all the way to 2004.
History of Energy by Fuel
The energy timeline found at EIA.gov begins at Pre-1885 and runs to 1997. 
Fossil Fuels Video Clips
Carbon: Slow Track Carbon Recycling
Slow-track carbon recycling is the recycling of carbon over geologic time. Plants become fossil fuels that stay in the ground until man brings them to the surface and burns them.
Energy: What are Fossil Fuels?
Fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) formed from the remains of living things that died millions of years ago and were gradually buried by layers of rock and soil.
Exploring Energy: Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels and other nonrenewable resources are limited and disappear as they are used. They also pollute. The burning of fossil fuels causes the greenhouse effect.
 
Exploring Energy: Nonrenewable Resources 
Nonrenewable Resources: Nonrenewable resources cannot be replaced. Unfortunately, most of the energy used in the United States comes from fossil fuels, which are nonrenewable resources. Coal, natural gas, petroleum and propane are all fossil fuels.
Restless Atmosphere: Global Warming
The burning of fossil fuels releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This pollution is thought to be a component of the "greenhouse effect." Increases in global temperatures can cause the ice caps to melt, flooding the oceans. 
Fossil Fuel Games
Planet Protectors
The mission: reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being put into the atmosphere by things people do before the average temperature of the Earth warms up to 18°C. Click for facts about the greenhouse effect and things people do that makes CO2. This info could help you save the planet.
Errand Run
The mission is to complete your errands while polluting as little as possible. Look out for bonus points on your way to becoming the new Eco Eddy! http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/environmental/errandRun/play_errandrun.cfm
Ben and Jerry's Climate Change College
 Ben and Jerry's has come up with a website that is called the climate change college, it has modules that bring you through a number of different climate change tutorials. This site also has an interactive game section which contains six different games that kids can play.
Your Carbon Diet
The carbon diet, in this interaction you click on an item and it will give you the amount of energy it uses along with the CO2 it puts out. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.eco.warmingweb/
Energy Flow
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants harness the sun's energy and in so doing make many forms of life -- including human life -- possible. What path does this energy follow, and how is it transferred from one type of organism to another? In this feature, adapted from Interactive NOVA: "Earth," learn why 400 pounds of corn can't be converted into a 400-pound cow. 
Renewable Energy Video Clips
Heat and States of Matter: Other Forms of Energy
Heat is often needed to create electricity. Electricity can be produced by burning trash, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy and fusion. 
Exploring Energy: Renewable Resources
Renewable resources, unlike fossil fuels, can be easily renewed without damaging the environment. Solar energy is the result of nuclear fusion in the sun, where the combining of hydrogen atoms to form helium atoms gives off a tremendous amount of energy.
Take a tough Renewable Energy Quiz at Planet Green, a fun review of the topic for students.
Renewable Energy Games
Renewable Energy Crossword puzzle
This Crossword puzzle is designed to test your knowledge of renewable energy.
Photovoltaic Timeline
Solar PV/Solar Thermal
Wind Power Timeline
Geothermal timeline
Solar Video Clips
Exploring Energy: Energy from the Sun
Almost all the energy used on Earth comes from the sun as light or heat. Plants use sunlight and water to make food during photosynthesis. Some animals eat these plants, while others eat the animals that eat the plants. 
Energy Policy: True Solar Energy
Joe Burris, C.E.O. of Heliostat, outlines the benefits of solar energy from space. Learn more about solar energy in this video.
Simply Science: Solar Cooking:
A solar cooker is used to demonstrate the conversion of solar energy to heat.
UNLV Serious about Solar
Bob Boehm from The University of Nevada's Center for Energy Research explains the ups and downs of trying to implement alternative energy as a primary source of power, as well as details about how the sun can be captured through fiber optics for lighting. See how solar technology works in this video from PodTech.net. 
Wind Video Clips 
Energy: Wind Power:
Wind power plants generate no pollutants, but will not make electricity when the wind is not blowing fast enough. 
Wind Power: The World's Fastest Growing Energy Source
Watch this video about wind power, the world's fastest growing energy source, on How Stuff Works. With the rise in natural gas and oil prices, wind power is the new hot technology. Learn about the future of wind power in this video from Siemens.
Irish Wind Power from GE
In Arkow, Ireland, GE is using its latest wind turbine technology to solve a simple challenge - how to make energy out of thin air. The seven-turbine wind farm generates enough wind power to generate electricity for 1,600 homes. See how wind power works in this video from GE. 
Building the Future: Oceanic Wind Turbines
This array of wind-powered generators off the Dutch coast has the potential to bring clean, inexpensive power to thousands of homes. The Dutch Oceanic Wind Turbine project is examined in this Discovery Channel clip. 
Discovery Project Earth: Infinite Winds Primer
This one is interesting. It looks at wind in a different light. In many ways, the Earth's atmosphere is like an ocean made of air. It has differing densities, temperatures and currents. Find out how scientists plan to harness the power of atmospheric currents to hold off global warming in this Discovery Channel video. 
 Wind Games
Wind Farm Game
Offshore wind alone could supply our electricity needs three times over. Make the switch to renewable energy by installing wind turbines on the designated hotpsots. Beat the clock and watch out for the floating oil drums.
Fuel Cell Video Clips
How Fuel Cells Work
Fuel cells may soon generate electrical power for all sorts of devices we use every day.
Wired NextFest: Hydrogen Cars
On the Science Channel's "Wired NextFest," learn about hydrogen fuel cell technology and how it will create cleaner cars with no engines.
Understanding Shorts: Fuel Cell Possibilities
Hydrogen technology has the potential to completely change our vehicles forever. Fuel cells, although expensive, offer efficient and clean emissions. Learn more about this new technology with TLC's "Understanding Shorts."
Geothermal Video Clips

Electricity: Geothermal Energy
Learn more about geothermal energy in this video.
Tidal Power Video Clips
Underwater Turbines Pump Out Energy
Several tidal powered turbines are in place in New York City.
Hydropower Video Clips
Energy: Hydroelectricity
Hydroelectric plants generate no pollutants, but dams affect river flow, aquatic plants, and the habitats of fish and other wildlife. http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/6194-energy-hydroelectricity-video.htm
Really Big Things: Hydroelectric Power
Hydroelectric power is the cleanest and cheapest way to get electricity. The rush of the water pushes a turbine which is connected to a generator.
Simply Science: Harnessing Hydroelectric Energy
Water wheels use the kinetic energy of flowing water to do work. The hydrologic cycle produces the water used by water wheels and today's hydroelectric plants.
Climate Change Video Clips
 
Climate Change College
Ben and Jerry's has come up with a website that is called the climate change college, it has modules that bring you through a number of different climate change tutorials. This site also has an interactive game section which contains six different games that kids can play.
Ecological Footprint Video Clips
 
Take the Planet Green Quiz “What's Your Clothing's Footprint”
Ecological Footprint Games
Zero Footprint Kids Calculator 
Kids can follow the links to see if they are environmentally friendly and to figure out their carbon footprint.