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Power to the Planet

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 15:40
Grade Level: 4-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned

How can we best power the planet?

We need energy for many things, including lighting, cooking, transportation, heating & cooling... But which energy source is the best? What are the trade-offs of each?

Pollution needs to be considered, as well as availability. What else should we factor in as we decide what's best? Is there even such as a thing as "the one best source?"

Travel the globe with scholar Johan Norberg, from Morocco to Sweden and throughout the United States, as he explores the pros & cons of the eight main energy sources available to us: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, biomass, wind, and solar.

As Seen on Public Television!

Subject Areas



Science & Technology





Fossil Fuels





GREAT video! One of your best! I was able to cross-reference this one through every class I taught: reading, math, science, and social studies. Well done!

Karen Binger
All - 5
Blue Grass Elementary School, Knoxville, TN

Good introduction for several grade levels on the different types of energy/power that are available for use.

Steve Baker
Science - 12
Mother of Mercy High School, Cincinnati, OH

I like the way this video presents energy production. No politics just facts and examples.

Royce Albert
Social Studies - 9
Steilacoom High School, Steilacoom, WA

My class was intrigued by the details provided showing the negative and positive aspects of the different sources of energy.

Nancy Sherman
All - 4
Southview Elementary School, Saint Paul, MN

Good introduction into the economic and social advantages of certain renewable resources.

Joan Pewett
Math - 10,11,12
Lancaster High School, Lancaster, VA

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