Energy is all around us, and it powers everything in our lives. Raise your students’ energy IQ with these lessons on energy, where it comes from, what it’s used for, and how decisions regarding energy are made.
UNIT 1: What is Energy?
UNIT 2: Energy Efficiency
UNIT 3: Energy Resources
Do you know where our electricity comes from? How power gets from the grid to your light switch or thermostat?
To answer these common questions, Life:Powered launched an animated video series titled “Energy 101” to educate the public, including students, on the fundamentals of electricity.
“Many of us take our reliable, affordable electricity for granted so long as the lights come on and our refrigerators stay cold,” said Life:Powered’s Jason Isaac. “Not everyone around the world is so fortunate. Energy 101 is designed to raise America’s energy IQ and inform the public about where our electricity comes from and why it’s so critical to our modern lives.”
The six Energy 101 videos cover why electricity is essential, how the grid functions, where electricity comes from, why energy density matters, the materials required to produce energy, and environmental technology in two minutes or less.
The Great Texas Freeze of 2021
In February 2021, the temperature in Texas dropped below zero. Not a big deal, right? Texas is the energy state. Just go home, turn on the heat, and hunker down. That’s how it should have gone. But it didn’t. What happened, and why? Learn more below: