General Energy Info and Resources:
With Energy 101 primer videos and Energy Lab episodesWe will be watching this unique film followed by a discussion led by Sally and Steve on Friday evening.
Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding.Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.This site includes lots of valuable teaching materials which will be discussed in the class.
Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air (2008), by David J.C. MacKay www.withouthotair.com
free downloadable book v. readable look at energy consumption and sources by the numbers
MacKay TEDx talk – 18 min
U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL): http://www.nrel.gov/research/
U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/
Online Conversion of Energy Units: http://www.onlineconversion.com/energy.htm
Energy Export Data Browser: http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/Energy quizThe following four modules presented by Sally OdlandIdentity (Cultural identity influences data interpretation)Sally 3 (Critical thinking about energy lecture)Unconventional Fuel_Presentation used in this courseThese Fossil Fuel slides contain resources you may want to use in your own classesU.S. Energy ranking by stateNatural gas info from natural gas.orgBP statisticshttp://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.htmlCrude: The Incredible Journey of Oil (2007) is the best film out there that teaches all about oil....The history, science, politics, etc. We have the DVD available at school and there are student worksheets with fabulous thought discussion provoking questions.You can purchase a copy of the DVD or view it online at you Tube or ABC/broadband, and visit their FaceBook pageDrilling and fracking video:Drilling and fracking video:U.S. Geological Survey: Mineral, oil, and water resource assessments for U.S. and worldNational Petroleum Council: Government advisory committee to U.S. Secretary of Energy. Comprised of major oil companies and industry reps. Compiles solid reports but real data often buried outside the whitewashed executive summaries and conclusions.Organization of Petroleum Exporting CountriesStatistical review of world energy: Great resource.Energy Export Databrowser:The Energy Trap: Lisa Margonelli's project looking at energy impacts on the middle class through stories and interactive data.Chevron's interactive SIMS-like game "energyville" - power your own cityInteractive oil depletion atlasAdventures of Cyberbee: educators website for developing energy curriculum with links to many online energy teaching resourcesEnergy unit conversion toolsconverts energy units (therms, btu, joules, etc.)