What’s the impact of your energy use? How can we better inform everyone about the issues related to energy use in our county, our country, and across the world?
One new website might help from the National Academies. What You Need to Know About Energy is the new website that provides information and plenty to think about in the areas of the way we use energy, our sources for energy, the costs associated with energy consumption, and how to gauge the efficiency of the products we use.
From the site:
Sunlight is by far the predominant source, and it contains a surprisingly large amount of energy. On average, even after passing through hundreds of kilometers of air on a clear day, solar radiation reaches Earth with more than enough energy in a single square meter to illuminate five 60-watt lightbulbs if all the sunlight could be captured and converted to electricity.
The content would be great in grades 7-12.