Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition)
What can we learn about electricity from the infrastructure in our community?
How does energy transfer in wires?
How can we make decisions about the way we source energy for our communities?
What decisions do we need to make to design a more reliable system to meet our community’s energy needs?
Playlist of Student Videos
Could the blackouts in Texas have been caused by a broken or short-circuited circuit?
What happened to the energy sources during the Texas Energy crisis in February 2021?
What are some of the monetary, environmental, and social costs of storing electrical energy to use later?
What have we figured out, and what can we carry forward?
What can we learn from a blackout in Texas about producing reliable energy for our communities?
Where is the energy coming from?
What could have caused the disparities we saw in the blackouts in Texas?
Can we store energy from wind and solar for later using something else?