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Author

Khan Academy

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Videos, 5 minutes, 56 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Assessments

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States

Energy Conservation Methods

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Synopsis
  • This resource discusses a sometimes forgotten solution to climate change, energy conservation.
  • The video explains the importance of energy conservation and methods for conserving energy at a personal and societal level and there are practice questions to check for comprehension. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The video provides ways for individuals and society to conserve energy.
  • The video uses graphs and diagrams to explain energy consumption data.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video uses data on the United States' energy consumption.
  • Students should be familiar with common energy sources and the ways we use electricity in daily life.

Differentiation

  • Science classes could use this video for lessons on energy consumption, energy conservation, or the environmental impacts of energy use.
  • Math, statistics, or science classes could use this video to practice reading and interpreting graphs and diagrams.
  • After watching this video, social studies classes could discuss personal action versus social action.
  • Civics classes could discuss current and potential energy conservation regulations or policies.
  • Economic classes could discuss the financial impacts of energy conservation on a micro and macro scale.
  • Other resources on this topic include this media literacy activity on the importance of corporate data transparency and this SubjectToClimate lesson plan on conserving energy.
Scientist Notes
This 6-minute video discusses strategies for reducing energy consumption, both on a household or residential level and within systems that make up our society, including the transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
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