The Science of Sustainability

 

Energy and Utilities Industry Sector -
Energy and Environmental Technology Pathway

The Energy Science Education Collection has been created to help educators find the best QUEST media resources aligned with the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards for Grades 7-12. These resources—videos, audio pieces and blog posts—may be used to introduce, reinforce or review topics covered in class and demonstrate real-world application of essential concepts within the industry. Find all of the QUEST resources that correspond best to the Energy and Utilities Industry Sector—Energy and Environmental Technology Pathway standards listed below.

CTE Standard B.1.0

Students understand energy resources and the effects of these resources and systems on the environment.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Energy from Living Things
Biofuels Face a Reality Check (audio)
Biofuels: Beyond Ethanol*  (video)
Designer Biofuels* (audio)
From Waste to Watts: Biofuel Bonanza* (video)
Cow Power Not Cutting It? (audio)
Algae Power (video)
How Green is Biomass Energy? (audio)
How Green is Biomass Energy? (blog)
Power Up with Leftovers (audio)

Using Energy from the Sun
Climate Watch: Unlocking the Grid* (video)
Solar City:  The Future of Nanosolar (video)
Building an artificial leaf (audio)
Race for Renewables (audio)
Beyond Solar: Do It Yourself Home Energy (audio)
The New Clean Tech (audio)

Electric Cars
Plug-In Hybrid Cars (video)
Waiting for the Electric Car (video)
Looking for a Charge (audio)
Greening Your Drive (audio)

Wind Energy
Airborne Wind Energy (video)
Climate Watch: Unlocking the Grid* (video)
Race for Renewables (audio)
Beyond Solar: Do It Yourself Home Energy (audio)

Nuclear
What's Next for Nuclear? (video)
Nuclear’s Future in the US (audio)
New Nuclear (audio)

Geothermal
Climate Watch: Unlocking the Grid* (video)
Geothermal Heats Up* (video)
Beyond Solar: Do It Yourself Home Energy (audio)

Non-Renewables
Coal at the Crossroads series (audio)
With Large Oil Reserve, California Faces Fracking Debate (audio)

 

CTE Standard B.2.0

Students understand the environmental implications of energy conversion processes and energy transmission systems.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Climate Watch: Unlocking the Grid* (video)
Looking for a charge (audio)
From Waste to Watts: Biofuel Bonanza* (video)
Cow Power Not Cutting It? (audio)
How Green is Biomass Energy? (audio)
How Green is Biomass Energy? (blog)
Beyond Solar: Do It Yourself Home Energy (audio)

 

CTE Standard B.3.0

Students understand the applications and environmental effects of energy extraction processes, energy conservation systems, and energy storing systems.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Induced Seismicity: Man-Made Earthquakes (video)
Energy-Saving Windows Get Smarter (audio)
Darfur Stoves Project* (video)
Green Building Revolution (video)
Energy Storage: The Holy Grail (audio)
Home Energy Audit (video)