OSTA TOST FYI:
Staying Warm!! Fuel and Energy Resources.
Many of us teach about fuels, about energy, and about energy conservation.
Here are some URL resources that you might find useful especially during
the 2001 power crunch! These resources will be available for a limited
time at http://www.canby.com/hemphill/fyienrgy.htm
General Energy Resources:
Fossil Fuel Information Resources:
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Fuel:
Alternative Energy and Fuel Sources:
Nuclear Energy Resources: Fission and Fusion
NSTA's Energy Primer site with links to "Work and Energy," "Sources of
Energy," and "Stored Energy and Fuels." In addition the site has
copyright-free images like the ones on this page available for use.
Energy QuestTM on Energy Education from the California Energy Commission.
Appropriate for younger students.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/ Energy Information
Administration homepage with official energy statistics from the US Government.
You can access energy information by geography, by fuel, by sector, by
price. In addition, you can obtain information by specific subject areas:
processes, environment, forecasts, and analyses. The site provides a link
to recent monthly statistics. This month it also provides annual data from
1949 and the current annual energy outlook. This is an outstanding resource
for teachers wishing to access the most current US information with their
students either as background information or for analysis.
The Energy Information Administration page for Oregon provides current
energy data for Oregon including monthly fuel prices, energy consumption
and price data files, our electricity profile, coal profile, natural gas
statistics, and renewable energy sources information.
A link to over 1000 energy related links from California Energy Commission.
Think Quests "Energy Matters," on Types of Energy Sources. A student-produced
page providing background information on fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable
energy sources. A key part of the site is the Energy Crisis Game at
which has students site different types of energy production plants and
deal with the cost of the energy and the effects on the environment. A
good game appropriate for high school or middle school students (my students
A course, Matsc101, offered by Ljubisa Radovic, of the Penn State Department
of Energy and Geo- Environmental Engineering, on ENERGY AND FUELS IN SOCIETY
(1995). A great resource with both technical and general information about
energy and different types of fuels. For example,
Resources on Power:
Effect of Fossil Fuels on Carbon Dioxide Emissions:
Atomics education page on energy from fusion. An EXCELLENT resource for
teachers at all levels with online educational materials. You may also
request their teacher materials or resource book. Educational materials
are not just on fusion energy, but on energy comparisons, on the electromagnetic
spectrum, etc. I particularly recommend the downloadable slides on energy.
You may download and print out slides on energy topics and on comparisons
of different kinds of energies.
Nuclear Electricity. An online text, fairly technical, on different aspects
of using nuclear power for electricity. From the Uranium Information Center
Teacher Resources from the Uranium Information Center to accompany the
online text. Questions are geared to Australian high school students, but
can be applied to American classrooms. Questions are asked dealing with
environmental and other issues. Topics for student research projects on
nuclear power and energy topics are suggested.
Energy Images (copyright free) from NSTA http://www.nsta.org/energy/find/photos/
. Fire gif from Mr.
Energy Conservation Links: