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ERIC Number: EJ1160682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Gravity Can Do What?
Schnittka, Christine
Science Teacher, v84 n8 p37-43 Nov 2017
Many students (and adults) do not understand a basic tenet of energy literacy: how electricity is produced. They do not know how coal or other fossil fuels are used to make electricity, nor do they understand how nuclear power, hydroelectric power, and wind power work. The author developed a series of lessons to help students understand how electricity is made from energy sources and the value of producing electricity in the developing world without using fossil fuels. These lessons presented in this article, which align with the Next Generation Science Standards, begin with a simple prompt. Most students respond to the prompt with either "Coal is burned to make electricity" or "I don't know."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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