Energy Alternatives Resources
a Problem-Based Learning Project about Energy and its Conservation

Thomas Edison told his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy.
What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” 1931


Online Resources: I have collected some valuable websites for doing research regarding energy alternatives.
Use them to get started in your research. You may also use print resources and video based info.
Be sure to document resources in your cited works (bibliography) at the end of your report.

If a link is broken, use your online research skills to find the site/page. Copy the title of the source. Paste it in a web search engine. Search.

Renewable Energy resource -

Student Resources for Reports on Energy

Learning about Renewable Energy - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Rock Port, Missouri, First 100 Percent Wind-powered Community In U.S.

Powering a town with manure | Hydrogen Powers family's car and home

Wind Power Business | Learn about clean coal technology

Calculating the Power of the Wind

Maine Solar House = already there | Repower America project

Mapping Renewable Energy, Rooftop by Rooftop - Time, 12/22/08

The Big Energy Gamble NOVA PBS Science free, online videos

Energy information resources - Librarian's Internet Index

Roofus' Solar and Efficient Neighborhood

It Comes in Beige or Black, but You Make It Green - Computer energy use, Ensha, Azadeh, New York Times. 10/1/08

No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in ‘Passive Houses’ NYT 12/27/08

Electricity from the East River - video from New York Times

Can We Run The World Off The Sun? NPR

Energy Explained

The New Power Generation Wired May 2005.

Gassing Up With Garbage New York Times article July 7/14/08

Energy Conservation -

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -

Weather Channel - Forecast Earth

Manure for energy | Burn Poultry litter for energy | Burning Biomass news

Electricity from the wind

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States

Siting Wind Power

The number one cause of global warming isn't cars, but buildings.

Energy Information Administration - Energy basics

Hydroelectric Power - USGS

Learning about Renewables - NREL

Energy Alternatives -

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -

EPA Green Communities -


The Coming Global Energy Crisis -

Wave Power -

Tidal energy -

Iceland's energy resources -

Fossil Fuels -

Project Energy -

Fuel - The Energies that keep the World in Motion

Helpful online energy and alternative energy resources

Oil Sands

Businesses See Green in Iceland's Volcano Power

Energy Alternatives Exploration Activity

Energy Saving Tips - Thanks to Ms Clark's class at MCS!

Saving on Home Energy Use Activity

Saving Energy Survey - Chart - Action

Crude Oil is more than gasoline - discovery activity

Saving on Lighting Energy Activity

Explore Efficient Energy Uses

Energy Plans and their Impact on You

Smart Meter Plan to save on electricity

Considering energy use of Personal Electronics

High School Student is Biofuel Whiz-kid

12-year-old Revolutionizes the Solar Cell

Garrett Yazzie, 13, invents solar heater for his family's home

Junk Yard Genius

Get Smart about Energy

Einstein's Letter -

Fuel or Future Now - auto fuels activities

NOAA Learning Objects Energy Education for the 21st Century or E-21 web site

States and Energy Initiatives video Governors Association Conference on CSPAN

Possibilities of Solar Energy - video from New York Times

Green Energy online videos covers a wide variety of ideas

Clean Energy - How does energy use affect the environment?

Green Power -

US Senate Hearing on Energy Security - multiple plans and issues discussed

Nature - on energy, climate change & global warming

Global Energy Network - info on the grids

Water & Energy Alternatives -

U.S. Department of Energy -

Get Energized -

Energy Kids -

Energy in the Yahoo Directory -

National Renewable Energy Laboratory -

Hubbert Peak of Oil Production -

The Apollo Alliance -

e2 icon series on PBS - Energy (Use the episodes drop down menu to see the videos)

American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)  -

National Library for the Environment -

Post Carbon Institute -

Foundation for Water and Energy Education

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium

Nuclear Power expansion

Comparing Light Bulbs

Explore Efficient Energy Uses

Learn how to research elementary | middle school & high school

Plan 2
What you do not know 4
Worksheet examples 5
Project examples 6
Compare and Contrast 2 Methods of Conserving Energy
Energy Light bulbs compare/contrast Activity
Energy Alternatives Exploration activity

"Behold the turtle for he does not move forward without sticking out his neck." PBL site

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