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Science Posse Internet Resources
Patty Nevlin and her students at Techedlab.com were putting together a
sustainable energy guide. They found our pages helpful, and suggested
that we add this guide on alternative energy.
NEWS: Timely articles about enegry issues in Wyoming from the Casper Star Tribune, and Wyofile
The Energy Journal Energy Articles at Wyofile, In-depth Reporting about Wyoming People, Places and Policy
Energy Literacy at the UW School of Energy Resources
The School of Energy Resources is committed to promoting K-12 energy literacy and career development opportunities for Wyoming's youth. In 2013, SER partnered with ExxonMobil to advance Energy Literacy Education in Wyoming. Our overarching mission is to connect energy information and 21st Century career skills to position students for competitive success in higher education and the energy workforce. The site has links to a variety of online education resources including K-12 Energy Resource Lessons developed by Wyoming educators.
U.S. Department of Energy Provides information about energy sources, usage and efficiency as well as innovation and emerging technologies.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Energy Kids Provides a wealth of information through online activities and resources. Topics include: What is Energy?, Energy Sources, Using and Saving Energy, History of EnergyEnergy Quest by the California Energy CommissionThis site contains a great deal of information for students through readings, movies, and activities. Reading includes the Energy Story, which takes students through energy basics, electricity, fossil fuels, and renewable energies. This site is most appropriate for upper elementary and middle level students. Energy Data University of California, IrvineUnits for measuring energy and power, including energy and CO2 content of various fuels.U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Country Analysis BriefsEnergy Country Analysis Briefs contain information about energy production and consumption in countries around the world.Facts and Information All About EnergyThis site was recommended to us by Steven through his teacher Linda. Steven found "a lot of great information here defining what energy is, its different forms and uses it can be converted into." Included are links defining energy and electricity, discussing generators, turbines, power plants and electricity transmission, types of energy (geothermal, fossil, hydro, ocean, wind, natural gas, solar), saving energy and energy efficiency.
TIMELINE/HISTORYEnergy Timeline, Energy Information Agency
Timeline of energy developments and uses since the 1700s
Kids Saving EnergyDr. E’s Energy Lab is an activity filled site (games) focused on using energy wiselyEnergy Star, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Energy Star helps students see where energy comes from, how it is used, and what they can do to conserve it.Energy HogEnergy Hog was created by the Ad Council and several other organizations (including the DOE) to support teaching students how to energy in their homes. Resources include a link to a site for conducting an energy audit. This site is most appropriate for upper elementary and middle level.
The United State Energy AssociationUSEA's CO2 Capture & Storage and Clean Energy News is distributed to a wide audience in the United States and overseas. It highlights CO2 capture and storage and clean energy projects, technologies, R&D, regulatory activities, costs and funding, and state and local actions.
Department of Energy Carbon Sequestration site
FOSSIL FUELS: COAL
Wyoming CoalThis site was created by the WY State Geological Survey and UW Science and Math Teaching Center. Topics include: Origin of Coal, Moving Coal, Mining of Coal, Using Coal, Wyoming Coal
Wyoming Mining AssociationThe site provides information on Wyoming coal, uranium, trona, and bentonite. The Minequest section provides on-line learning journeys to give students information about the role of the mining industry in their local communities, engage students in applying skills of collaboration, problem solving and higher level thinking, model interactive and constructivist thinking, link to Wyoming standards and include instruction and practice in research and Internet information search and retrieval skills.
Wyoming State Geological SurveyProvides online and publication information on Wyoming’s mineral and energy resources. An excellent resource is Circular No. 44, Wyoming Coal, by Nick Jones, Scott Quillinan, and James McClurg. It is available for $6.00 through the WSGS online sales office.Department of Energy, Office of Fossil EnergySite offers a basic explanation of coal formation on a geologic timescaleU.S. Coal Supply and Demand, Energy Information Agency 2009 Coal production in the US
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL AND GAS
The API developed this interactive site focusing on technologies used to support exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas. This site is appropriate for middle and high school students.Drilling – A Crude Story, University of Wisconsin
Provides the origin of petroleum, history and innovation.The Hubbert Peak for World OilPetroleum resources- what are the quantities of nonrenewable resources left on reserves?Natural Gas: Fueling the Blue Flame, Department of Energy
What is natural gas? Where it is found? Coalbed Methane: An Untapped Energy Resource, U.S. Geological Survey
The Nuclear Wall Chart and Teaching Guide (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)California Energy CommissionBasics about nuclear energyU.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionRadioactive wasteUniversity of MelbourneBenefits of Nuclear Energy
RENEWABLE ENERGYSolar Energy, California Energy CommissionU. S. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Basics,PhotovoltaicsSolar HeatingWind Turbines Explores how wind turbines make electricity for the utility gridGeothermal Education OfficeThis site provides resources for both teachers and students. Wyoming Field Trip: Wind Farm, Wyoming Public BroadcastingTake a video field trip to a Wyoming wind farm! There are also links here to videos on where to put a wind farm, how a wind turbine works, and how electricity is measured and distributed. There is also a "Wind Farm Facts" page with links to many other sources of wind power information, videos and animations.
GENERATING ELECTRICITYEnergy Information AgencyElectricity Supply and Demand Fact Sheet,
Current issues facing electricity generation in the U.S. and how industry deals with these issues.
Electric Power Industry Overview
Provides links to websites that provide information on various aspects of the electric power industry.
What is Electricity?This page provides the basics about electricity and the history of electrical generation.California Energy CommissionWhat is electricity?Electricity Transmission SystemHow generators, turbines, and power plants work together to create electricity.Start Your Engines, ThinkQuest
Learn how different turbines work.
National Teacher Enhancement Project
How to measure the amount of electricity your appliances use.
Virtual Tour of a Power Plant