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A multi-disciplinary unit that addresses the science behind coal and how it is used for energy and industry. Hands-on, critical thinking, and laboratory excercises expose secondary students to coal formation, coal mining, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and the advantages and disadvantges of utilizing coal.
Exploring Hydroelectricity Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Hydroelectricity Student Guide (e-publication)
These integrated and inquiry-based activities provide secondary students with a comprehensive study of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of hydropower. The kit is comprised of a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including those needed to build six model hydropower turbines.
Exploring Oil and Gas (e-publication)
Through background reading and hands-on activities, students are introduced to the basic concepts of oil and natural gas formation, composition, exploration, production, processing, and use.
Exploring Wind Energy Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Wind Energy Student Guide (e-publication)
These hands-on critical thinking activities help students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of wind energy. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including two KidWind Basic Turbines and geared nacelles.
Fossil Fuels to Products (e-publication)
Hands-on activities and background information introduce students to fossil fuels and the processes involved to create many of the products we use. Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector. Fractional Distillation Activity
Understanding Coal (e-publication) Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)
Hands-on, critical thinking activities that introduce intermediate students to the formation of coal, the coal mining process, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and advantages and disadvantges of utilizing coal.