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Nuclear Energy Basics

Nuclear Energy Basics

Why can’t you just turn a nuclear reactor off?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Energy

Grades: 11-12

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

How do LEDs compare to earlier lighting technologies?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Energy use at Home

Topics: Efficiency, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 8-10

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Energy and Power

Energy and power are two related but distinct concepts. Why do the media confuse them so frequently?

Themes: Climate, Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Energy Cost of Transport

Energy Cost of Transport

How much energy does it take to move a person or a tonne of freight from A to B?

Themes: Animals, Energy and Environment, Human Body, and Transportation

Topics: Electricity, Energy, and Forces

Grades: 11-12

Heat Balance in the Human Body

Heat Balance in the Human Body

How much energy does our body use? How do we keep cool when it is really hot out? Can we justify eating more when studying?

Themes: Biology & Medicine, Energy use at Home, and Human Body

Topics: Biophysics, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Fossil Fuels for Transport

Fossil Fuels for Transport

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Energy Use in Vehicles

Energy Use in Vehicles

How much energy does it take to drive from A to B?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Transportation

Topics: Efficiency and Energy

Grades: 11-12

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What do I (we) do about my (our) carbon footprint?

A very frequent question asked by students after learning about climate change is “But what can I (we) do about it?”. Here are some ideas, all of which have benefits in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, and so are worth considering even if you reject the idea of anthropogenic global warming completely.

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10