Articles

Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculations

Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculations

How much Chemistry and Biology do you need to understand to estimate energy and greenhouse gas production? Very little.

Themes: Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Climate, Energy, and Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Are you SURE that a measurement is “right”? What does “right” even mean? Learn more about uncertainty, and what you can do about it.

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Why does the emission of carbon dioxide influence our climate?

Themes: Climate and Energy and Environment

Topics: Climate, Materials, and Planetary Science

Grades: 11-12

Thermal Radiation

Thermal Radiation

All bodies emit radiation. So why don’t we all shine in the dark?

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Energy use at Home

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

The Jevons Paradox

The Jevons Paradox

Increasing energy efficiency won’t save us.

Themes: Energy and Environment

Topics: Conservation, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Energy Replacement

Energy Replacement

Themes: Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Conservation, Electricity, Energy, and Forces

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Heating (and Cooling) Buildings

Heating (and Cooling) Buildings

Themes: Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, and Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Electricity, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Food as Energy

Food as Energy

Themes: Animals, Human Body, and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Biophysics, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Radiation dose

Radiation dose

I heard milk is radioactive. Should I worry?

Themes: Energy and Environment, Human Body, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Energy and Nuclear Physics

Grades: 11-12

A Simple Approach to the Energy Cost of Flying

A Simple Approach to the Energy Cost of Flying

It takes energy to fly. How much?

Themes: Climate and Energy and Environment

Topics: Climate, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10