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Solar House

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In this What's Up in the Environment? video segment, an electrical engineer in Virginia and his 13-year-old son explain how they produce electricity in their home. 

Water: The Lifeblood | Our Modern Life

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Our use of energy defines our modern lifestyle, due largely to our use of water in the production of that energy. 

Local Ocean

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Support your Health, Civics, and Science curriculum with this video that profiles a Long Island clammer who specializes in local distribution. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "The Edible Backyard: Discovering Food Traditions and Sources in Your Community," to have students embark on community-focused research projects to create a multimedia classroom exhibit around the theme of “Eating Local.”

Juan Torres, Manager of Energy Systems Analyst

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Juan Torres is a Manager of Energy Systems Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories. He answers the question "Why did you become a scientist?"

Power and Propulsion

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This ThinkTV segment demonstrates why power and propulsion are necessary for aircrafts to attain high speeds, and how aerospace engineers are using their understanding of power and propulsion to take aircraft speeds to new levels.

Wind Turbines

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In this video from SciTech Now, students learn about an extremely efficient way to harness wind energy for urban environments. Derek Grassman is the innovator behind the wind energy company Kohilo Wind. He was always passionate about clean energy, but it wasn't until Grassman found himself homeless and living in the woods that he was able to turn his ideas into a reality.

Lessons | Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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With better weather, the suitcase farmers returned and the same process that caused the Dust Bowl started again in the 1940s. What lessons can we take from what happened in the Dust Bowl?

Lost in Transmission

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Lost in Transmission is a short documentary describing just what the electrical grid is and why adding alternative sources of energy may be difficult.

West Virginia | Nanoengineer and the Scientific Method

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Students learn how the scientific method is used in the field of nanoengineering and about the career of researcher. The scientific method is used by a researcher in nanoengineering to develop new sources of energy.

Solar Energy Debate in Nevada Heats Up | PBS NewsHour

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Hear why solar energy has become a hot topic in sunny Nevada with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 27, 2016.

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