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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has developed a portfolio of instructional modules on energy. Each module is approximately 30 pages and consists of classroom activities, teacher notes, background information, assessments, career information and a glossary.

Project Staff


Ann Benbow, Director of Education and Outreach aeb@agiweb.org

Lead Writers

Mark Carpenter, Education Specialist mbc@agiweb.org
Matt Hoover, Education Specialist mlh@agiweb.org

Website

Laura Middaugh Rios, Education Specialist education@agiweb.org

Credits

Activity Source

Types of Coal

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Coal Resources

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Production and Consumption

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Coal Exploration

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Acid Rain

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Use and Refinement of Oil

Adapted from: The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Energy For Me, Products from Petroleum

Consumption of Oil

Parts A and B adapted from:Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, Investigating Earth Systems, Investigating Energy Resources: An Inquiry Based Earth Science Program, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2003.

Part C adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Oil and Gas Resources

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Petroleum Exploration

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Oil Source Rocks

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Reservoir Volume

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Gases Dissolved in Liquids

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Properties of Fluids in Reservoirs

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Distribution of Earth's Water

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Water Cycle

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Movement and Balance of Water

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Local Stream Drainage

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Locating Hydroelectric Power Plants

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Transfer of Heat from Rocks

Adapted from: Geothermal Energy, The Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program.

Transfer of Energy Between Two Fluids

Adapted from: Geothermal Energy, The Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program.

Geothermal vs. Fossil Fuel Emissions

Adapted from: Geothermal Energy, The Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program.

Turbine Efficiency

Adapted from: Geothermal Energy, The Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program.

Half Life of a Radioactive Element

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Nuclear Fission

Adapted from: Nuclear Fission Inquiry Lab designed by PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado at Boulder

Nuclear Power and Your Community

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Nuclear Power Worldwide

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Observing the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Scaling the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Solar Collectors

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, Earth Systems Science in the Community, Earth's Natural Resources, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2002.

Solar Water Heating

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Absorption of Solar Energy

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, Investigating Earth Systems, Investigating Energy Resources, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2003.

Temperature Effects on Air

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Air Pressure and Wind

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Harnessing Wind Energy

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Location of Wind-Power Plants

Adapted from: The American Geological Institute, EarthComm: Project-Based Space and Earth System Science, 2nd Edition, Armonk, New York: It's About Time, 2012.

Activity: Soil, Plants, and the Energy Cycle

Adapted from: "Exploring Energy" by the Soil Science Society of America