Global Energy Flows
Students analyze data detailing global energy sources and sinks (uses) and construct a diagram to show the relative scale and the connections between them. Discussions of scale, historical, socio-environmental and geographic variation in this data and implications for future energy use are included.
|Grade Level||High School through Undergraduate (9-16); Nonformal learning|
|Subjects||Biology, Physical Science, Engineering|
|Resource Type||Stand-Alone Activity|
|Concepts/Skills||forms of energy, energy transformations, data analysis and interpretation|
|Time Required||One to two 50-minute class periods|
|Prior Knowledge||Familiarity with renewable and non-renewable energy sources, basic physics concepts related to the transformation of energy and matter, and familiarity with the joule (J) as a unit of energy|
|Required Supplies||Activity package|
|Download||Global Energy Flows Package (.zip, 8.7MB)
Includes: Teacher Instructions and Answer Key, Student Pages, Global Energy Flow Graph Slide Set, IPCC Chapter 4, Energy Consumption by Source Raw Data.