Animated correspondent "Little Lee Patrick Sullivan" follows electricity from its source to the light bulb in your home, explaining different fuels, thermal ...
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Through the story of “how many people does it take to turn on a light bulb” this video introduces us to key ideas when think about energy
Source - that all energy comes from the earth be it mined or harnessedThere are different types of energy sources, ones that will run out and those that never will (renewable)People work on finding new ways to make energyIt’s a complex process turning resources into electricityWhat type of energy you use depends on factors like locationThere’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to have the lights on in our homes!
Whilst the video does become more complicated to understand (when it explains power generation) the initial ideas presented around the source and different types of energy are a great introduction into thinking about energy and our environments.
TEACHING & LEARNING IDEA:
Understanding Energy Sources
These ideas can be developed further by tabulating and comparing different energy sources, where they come from, consequences to our environment in mining this resource and using this resource, advantages and disadvantages such as finite vs. infinite resources, clean/air pollution etc.