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Ages: 9 - 18
The Story of Petroleum
From YouTube, produced by Countrymark co-op
We use oil in our daily lives and know that it is a thick substance buried thousands of feet underneath the Earth. But how did it get there?  How do we get it out?  What do we do with it? and Why is it so important?  This is an educational video whic... [more]
January 12, 2011 at 08:31 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Video -- Great Energy Challenge
From nationalgeographic.com, produced by National Geographic
This is a quick video from National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge campaign with Shell.  It gives facts about all different types of energy and spurs a lot of great questions/dicsussions about various forms of energy.  (01:43)
May 21, 2012 at 02:21 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Nuclear Power - How it Works
From YouTube, produced by Ontario Power Generation
This excellent seven-and-a-half mini-documentary shows through narration and computer animation how a nuclear generating station works.
April 23, 2011 at 03:40 PM
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Ages: 8 - 13
The Carbon Cycle - by StudyJams
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
The carbon cycle describes how carbon passes from the air, to plants, to animals, and back to the air again.  Learn more about the carbon cycle with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  Other key words in this video include: photosynthesis, decomp... [more]
May 21, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
The Dead Zone
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WGBH
How can a farmer and a cornfield in the midwest affect the fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico?  In this video segment adapted from the independent film Big River: A King Corn Companion, the filmmakers explain how agricultural runoff from the Midwest has... [more]
October 19, 2010 at 09:31 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Alternative Energy - Biofuel from Algae
From YouTube, produced by Living Green Channel
"Algae is the fastest growing plant life, and as an organism it converts sunlight into oil, scientists theorize that Algal biofuel can produce a whopping 30 times more energy per acre than any other biofuel option." (02:01)
July 1, 2010 at 06:43 PM
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Ages: 8 - 14
Where Energy Comes From (National Energy Grid)
From YouTube
Where does gas and electricity come from? This short film explains how National Grid takes the energy from its source, delivering it to homes and streets around the country. (03:53)
March 18, 2012 at 08:18 AM
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Ages: 6 - 12
Changes in Energy - Dams
From YouTube, produced by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc.
This video uses cartoon illustrations to show how energy is produced through the use of a dam. Color animation and narration. (01:39)
July 12, 2009 at 07:45 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Global Warming 101
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
This video looks at scientific research which predicts that this Greenhouse Effect may result in extreme conditions - altering conditions on earth. (03:04)
March 31, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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Ages: 8 - 16
Solar Power 101 - How Does Sunlight Turn into Electricity
From YouTube
Video is short but gives a thorough explanation of solar photovoltaic systems. How do they work? Sunlight is captured and converted from light to electricity.  The electricity that is made from the convertor is DC (direct current) and needs to be cha... [more]
July 23, 2009 at 04:34 PM
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