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Activity

Round and Round with Simple Motors

Students forge a hypothesis about how motors make things move, and then build a simple electric motor using wire, a...

Activity

Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources

Students analyze the benefits and drawbacks of solar energy by investigating a real-world conflict between farmers ...


Activity

Building Circuits

Students experiment with batteries, wires, bulbs, and switches to assemble series and parallel circuits and to test...


Article

Where Does Electricity Come From?

Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures everyday classroom life and provides real-life examples o...


Article

stream

A stream is any body of flowing fluid. The most familiar type of stream is made of water, although streams can also...

Article

Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy

Use the MapMaker Interactive to find out which countries are getting their electricity from renewable sources of en...



Article

lightning

Encyclopedic entry. Lightning is an electric charge or current. It can come from the clouds to the ground, from cl...

Article

The Geography of Coal in the U.S.

Where in the United States does coal come from? Where do we make and use coal-powered electricity? Learn more with ...


Article

Renewables Roundup

Richard Alley puts numbers on global renewable resources: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and conservation....


Article

Lightbulbs in the Desert

The idea of concentrated solar power is 100 years old. Explore the journey from Philadelphia a century ago to the S...


Historic Article

First Tidal Power Station Opens

On November 26, 1966, French President Charles de Gaulle opened the world’s first tidal power station on the ...

Historic Article

China Launches Three Gorges Dam Project

On November 8, 1997, engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province, C...



Historic Article

First Hydroelectric Plant Opens

On September 30, 1882, the first hydroelectric power plant began operations along the Fox River in Appleton, Wiscon...

Photo

Power Lines

Photograph: The sun sets behind dozens of power lines.


Photo

Quantum Dots

Microscope photo of 1-micron dots.


Video

Energy 101: Electric Vehicles

Watch electric vehicles drive America toward better fuel economy, lower emissions, lower fuel costs, and increased ...


Video

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers

Learn how an energy efficient data center's power-saving features significantly reduce energy use and cost while pr...

Video

Solar Power

California, a leading state in solar power, has found many ways to harness the Sun, the most powerful source of ene...



Activity

Moving Toward a Modern Grid

Students read a case study about blackouts in California and research grid modernization technology as a solution. ...

Activity

Energy Solutions: Tapping into the Topography of Lake Turkana

Students read an article about a community wind project in Kenya, analyze the article’s structure, and develo...


Activity

Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin

Students read a case study about the proposed removal of hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River in the western ...


Activity

Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks

Students analyze the benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric and geothermal energy and the environmental impacts on...


Activity

Circuits with Friends

Students explore the parts of a circuit by modeling, as a group, a “human” circuit.

Article

Case Study: Friends of Lake Turkana

Case Study. Friends of Lake Turkana work to preserve the lake's ecology by halting construction of an upstream dam....