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

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

Maine Solar House = already there

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

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

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

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States

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

Energy Information Administration - Energy basics

Hydroelectric Power - USGS

Learning about Renewables - NREL

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -


The Coming Global Energy Crisis -

Wave Power -

Tidal energy -

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

Junk Yard Genius

Get Smart about Energy

Einstein's Letter -

Clean Energy - How does energy use affect the environment?

Green Power -

Nature - on energy, climate change & global warming

Global Energy Network - info on the grids

U.S. Department of Energy -

Energy Kids -

National Renewable Energy Laboratory -

Hubbert Peak of Oil Production -

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)  -

Post Carbon Institute -

Nuclear Power expansion

Comparing Light Bulbs

Explore Efficient Energy Uses

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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