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The Next Water Crisis Is Looming—How Can Tech Help? - Singularity HUB

The Next Water Crisis Is Looming—How Can Tech Help? - Singularity HUB | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if the water in your house is safe to drink? While many have been angered by the news that children in Flint, Michigan were exposed to... read more
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This House Follows The Sun Like A Plant To Soak Up More Solar Power

This House Follows The Sun Like A Plant To Soak Up More Solar Power | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
For these homeowners the sun is always shining and the power is always flowing.
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Solar Charger for Rechargeable Battery |Gadgetsin

Solar Charger for Rechargeable Battery |Gadgetsin | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
As we know, rechargeable battery is an eco-friendly gadget. Now, with the help of the solar battery charger, your rechargeable batteries will be more
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Japanese Robotic Farm's First Harvest Next Year—Half a Million Lettuces a Day in Five Years - Singularity HUB

Japanese Robotic Farm's First Harvest Next Year—Half a Million Lettuces a Day in Five Years - Singularity HUB | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
In modern times, farming's gone from humanity's top job to a sliver of the economy—a trend that continues today as fewer young people choose to farm. For every farmer under 35 there are 6 over 65,... read more
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How might we do this in a more energy efficient way?

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Wind Power Without the Blades : DNews

Wind Power Without the Blades : DNews | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
New York design firm Atelier DNA has an alternative concept that ditches blades in favor of stalks.
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Check out this cool way to harness the power of wind.

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The 11th Hour Trailer

The 11th Hour is a new documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio about the state of humanity and the world. Join the action at www.11thhouraction.com Film site: www...
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Documentary to watch.

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High Magnetic Fields Can't Stop These Superconducting Transistors

High Magnetic Fields Can't Stop These Superconducting Transistors | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Discovery could lead to more robust quantum computers
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Check out this article on superconductors.  They conduct electricity without causing any loss of energy.  Find out how. 

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BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds

BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, is a shining example of biomimicry. This naturally cooled green building, designed by architect Mick Pearce, models its ventilation system on the cooling system used by African termites in their giant mounds.
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Check out what this architect learned about African termite mounds to cool down a large building without air conditioning system. 

 

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Tweet from @npr_ed

Tweet from @npr_ed | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
A solar-powered school on a boat for Bangladeshi kids affected by flooding. http://buff.ly/1kj5QCR pic.twitter.com/YT5EFg6KGL
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A new way to harness waste heat

A new way to harness waste heat | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity.
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The Next Water Crisis Is Looming—How Can Tech Help? - Singularity HUB

The Next Water Crisis Is Looming—How Can Tech Help? - Singularity HUB | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
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Ingenious Rocking Chair Knits a Hat for You as You Sway Back and Forth

Ingenious Rocking Chair Knits a Hat for You as You Sway Back and Forth | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Knitting and sitting in a rocking chair are both relaxing activities that designers Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex have combined into one innovative, low-tech…
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What kind of energy is being used to knit this hat?

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The case for optimism on climate change

The case for optimism on climate change | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Al Gore has three questions about climate change and our future. First: Do we have to change? Each day, global-warming pollution traps as much heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs. This trapped heat is leading to stronger storms and more extreme floods, he says: "Every night on the TV news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation." Second question: Can we change? We've already started. So then, the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes. "When any great moral challenge is ultimately resolved into a binary choice between what is right and what is wrong, the outcome is foreordained because of who we are as human beings," he says. "That is why we're going to win this."
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Chinese artist creates a brick from Beijing's smog that he vacuumed

Chinese artist creates a brick from Beijing's smog that he vacuumed | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
"Nut Brother" spent 100 days walking the streets of Beijing with a vacuum cleaner, and has made a brick from the city's polluted air.
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20% renewable energy by 2020

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/clima/mission/index_en.htm Raising the share of renewable energy from 8.5% to 20% in the overall energy consumption is a necessary co...
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Check out ways alternative energy sources are being used. 

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The Energy Story - Introduction

The Energy Story - Introduction | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
The Energy Story is a general introduction to energy. Chapters explore renewable energy, fossil fuels, electricity, circuits and many other things.
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Go on your own quest. 

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The First Energy Revolution — Tesla Energy Changes Everything

The First Energy Revolution — Tesla Energy Changes Everything | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently introduced Tesla Energy, a suite of stationary battery products designed to help wean the world off fossil fuels. While a battery introduction may not seem like a world-changing event to many, it actually heralds the beginning of the
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Check out the many different types of energy sources and compare how much each generates to how much the world consumes. 

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Mine Kafon - Aeon Video

Mine Kafon - Aeon Video | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Inspired by children’s toys, an Afghani inventor devised a clever, surprisingly low-cost solution to the terrible threat of landmines
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What kind of energy is this invention using?

 

 

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Energy -- ScienceFriday.com

Energy -- ScienceFriday.com | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it
Science, technology, and other cool stuff from the folks behind public radio's Science Friday. It's brain fun, for curious people.
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fantastic resources on energy

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Unit #11- Energy (Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Sources)

Unit #11- Energy (Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Sources) | Grade 5 Energy Unit | Scoop.it

This Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil- Guided Viewing Worksheet

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This website has many alternative energy resources.

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