Start your lesson with this little gem

Educating for change article written on the 06 Jun 2011

This short and simple animated video from GOOD magazine chugs its way through coal consumption in the USA and specifically the power consumption of everyday appliances we know, love…and leave on standby.

The video uses the US as a case study, which lends itself perfectly to generating discussion of Australian and global energy consumption.  The content has a wide enough scope to be cross-curricular – metric conversions, statistics, energy consumption habits, country comparisons, alternative energy sources, the history of energy production,  sustainability, societal impact…the list goes on. For a video under a minute, it’s a real gold mine.

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