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Other Energy References

Page history last edited by Joel Rosenberg 10 years, 9 months ago

USA Federated Search?



January 1976 Popular Science "Alternate-energy bookshelf" (found from "Household energy game"):



Energy Education: Why, What and How?

Authors: Bauman, Paul C.; Petrock, Edith M.

1982: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED218148

1981: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED211347



Paula Heron, Marisa Michelini and Alberto Stefanel, GIREP 2008





Grzegorz Karwasz, Andrzej Karbowski,  Józefina Turło and Jolanta Kruk  


PPT: http://www.fizyka.umk.pl/~akarb/Girep2008_Energia.ppt



From the Netherlands



League of Women Voters

Energy Options: Examining Sources and Defining Government's Role.

Not online: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED164324


Energy dilemmas: an overview of U. S. energy problems and issues

Not online: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=7208874


The Energy Challenge: An Activity Master Program About our Energy Past, Present, and Future for Grades 5 Through 8.



Continuing energy crisis in America





The Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future, 2006



pamphlet: http://www.kcforums.org/uploads/PDFs/Energy%2520policy%2520guide.pdf

Energy Options, 1991


Ideas for introduction deliberations into classrooms:

Middle/High School, Non-school: http://www.nifi.org/educators/index.aspx 

Free guide: http://www.nifi.org/educators/mh_detail.aspx?catID=16746&itemID=16806 





Understanding the National Energy Dilemma. Indexed Only: ED118363

This graphic representation of our energy dilemma provides government officials, industry, and general public with an understanding of the broad problems and complexity of our energy crisis. An energy display system projects effects of energy policies on our domestic energy situation. This display contains sheets indicating total energy flow patterns. Cross plots provide specific information on each item. Data are based on 1950, 1960, and 1970 figures with projections for 1980 and 1990. To understand the energy display system, accompanying fold-outs with specific text descriptions are provided. Percentages of residual and commercial, industrial, non-energy, transportation, electrical energy generation, coal/gas, oil/gas, and coal/oil uses are presented. Hydroelectric, geothermal, nuclear, gas (imports), gas (domestic), coal, oil (imports), shale, and oil (domestic) energy sources are displayed in percentages in flow patterns. Energy units are one million barrels per day of oil equivalent. Fold-outs consist of total energy flow patterns (1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990); cross plots of "efficiency,""end uses,""form of use,""supply/demand charts"--1960-1985, 1990-2050: charts of "guidance" required and demand projections. Appended material contains energy references and conversion tables. (BP)

JR: Not online, but charts are supposed to be great. There is a critique (find URL) of the assumptions in this docuement, though the presentation is still praised)


UPDATE: 1976, "Energy: a national issue." F.X. Murray


Not online: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=6799851

The three-dimensional Energy Display System describing the nation's energy situation was developed by Jack Bridges and first unveiled in a paper, Understanding the National Energy Dilemma (EAPA 74-2: abst. 234). This book updates the earlier work performed in the Fall of 1973, written with the hindsight of the embargo, the energy crisis, and the economic woes of recent years. Chapter II, The Energy Display System, contains 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1975 energy flow patterns and 1980 and 1990 projected energy flow patterns. Trends in efficiency, end use, form of use, and supply/demand are discussed in Chapter III followed by an examination of energy supplies and resources next. Examining Our Energy Demands (population, the economy, the environment, and the conservation ethic) and Into the Next Era are the final chapters. Much of the information is presented on foldouts. (MCW)


Follow-up articles:
Ayres 1989, "Energy Inefficiency in the US Economy: A New Case for Conservation"


Ayres & Ayres 2009, "A Bridge to the Renewable Energy Future"


Ayres & Warr book, The economic growth engine: how energy and work drive material prosperity


Ayres & Kneese, "Externalities: Economics & Thermodynamics"






Introduction to Energy. Instructional Modules and Transparency Masters.

Posthuma, Fred; Stephey, Merle

MICROFICHE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED180791




This energy module is intended for an introductory course on energy for secondary school classes. It consists of behavioral objectives, general background, vocabulary, lesson outlines, coordinated activities, and an annotated bibliography of resources. It is intended to provide a fundamental guide for the establishment of the teacher's own energy curriculum. Because the module is intended to include a shop or lab component, the first two lessons deal with a preliminary introduction and safety.


Energy and Education: Teaching Alternatives.

Posthuma, Fredrick E., Ed.

ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED154996


UNESCO / Environmental Education


Deleage, Jean Paul; Souchon, Christian

Energy: an interdisciplinary theme for environmental education

L'Énergie: thème interdisciplinaire pour l'éducation relative à l'environnement

Environmental education series; 11

Publ: 1984; 171 p., illus.*; ED.84/WS/76.


Second part is based on "26 Lecons sur l'Energie' (26 lessons on energy)

Biosphere Sankey: 





Energy Education for the Environment.

Davis, Peter

Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v3 n1 p18-21 Jul 1987

NOT ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ358455

Examines some of the reasons why energy education programs in Australia tend not to be tied closely with the environmental impacts of energy use. Highlights some of the difficulties facing the environmental education teacher who wishes to conduct a valid study of energy sources. (TW)





Energy Education in the Curriculum.

Stubbs, M.

Educational Studies, v11 n2 p133-50 1985


Abstract: This study showed that the coverage of energy varies considerably among secondary schools in Great Britain and that British students lack a clear knowledge of energy issues in general and nuclear energy in particular, are indifferent to conservation, and are reluctant to accept nuclear power. Energy education must be given greater emphasis. (Author/RM)


Primary- and secondary-level energy education in the UK 

M. Newborough, P. Getvoldsen, D. Probert and P. Page

Applied Energy, Volume 40, Issue 2, 1991, Pages 119-156



Purposeful energy education in the UK

M. Newborough and D. Probert

Applied Energy

Volume 48, Issue 3, 1994, Pages 243-259




Sim Energy 1: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/165/simenergy-1

Sim Energy 2: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/166/simenergy-2

Energy Analyst video: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/968/energy-analyst

Addicted to Energy: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/282/addicted-to-energy

Global Warming Swindle: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/302/global-warming-swindle

Harnessing Energy: Practicals: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/361/harnessing-energy-practicals

Harnessing Energy: Videos: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/362/harnessing-energy-videos

Harnessing Energy: Activity Sheets: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/498/harnessing-energy-activity-sheets

Reader F: Energy (From Science in Society): http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/870/reader-f-energy

Energy: the power to work (SISCON):http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/898/energy-the-power-to-work

Micro-hydro in Nepal (Practical Action): http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1047/micro-hydro-in-nepal

Portable Power (Practical Action): http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1075/portable-power

Infra-red: More than your eyes can see Video: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1133/infra-red-more-than-your-eyes-can-see

Hydroelectricity in Kenya (Practical Action): http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1182/hydroelectricity-in-kenya

Moja Island Renewable Energy Engineering: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1196/moja-island-renewable-energy-engineering

Thermal Conductivity videos: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/2087/thermal-conductivity

Electricity: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1939/electricity

Further Circuits: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1955/further-circuits

CLISP Aspects of Secondary Students' Understanding of Energy: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1982/aspects-of-secondary-students-understanding-of-energy

Heat: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1984/aspects-of-secondary-students-understanding-of-heat

Secondary Students’ Ideas about Energy: Workshop Pack:  http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1986/secondary-students-ideas-about-energy-workshop-pack

The Construction of Meaning and Conceptual Change in Classroom Settings: Case Studies on Energy: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/1988/the-construction-of-meaning-and-conceptual-change-in-classroom-settings-case-studies-on-energy

Using Energy (Nuffield Primary Science): http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/2123/using-energy

Power Lines Video: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/2085/power-lines

Using Energy Teacher's Guide: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/2094/using-energy-teachers-guide-ages-5-7

A First Look at Energy, Nuffield Primary Science, Ages 5-7,


More About Using Energy: http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/2134/more-about-using-energy






Energy Use and the Environment. Concepts & Activities for the Classroom: Mathematics Module. Environmental Education Supplementary Instructional Guide.

ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED214794




Energy/Environment/Economy. An Annotated Bibliography of Selected U.S. Government Publications Concerning United States Energy Policy.


ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED077704 

SPECIAL INTEREST: ITEMS 17, 27, 35, 56, 59, 68

This annotated bibliography attempts to provide a selective listing of 109 U.S. federal government publications germane to the energy crisis and its attendant environmental and economic implications. Primary emphasis is placed upon documents presenting energy policy issues which have emerged, plus statistical reportage which provides quantitative substantiation. Documents of a technical nature are generally avoided, although sections of some items include such material. Information for each entry includes title of the publication, source, date, pages, Superintendent of Documents number or National Technical Information Service number, price, and annotation. Items found in federal depository libraries are so noted. Most of the items listed were issued during the period 1970 through the first quarter of 1973, with a few exceptions.


Energy/Environment/Economy. An Annotated Bibliography of Selected U.S. Government Publications Concerning United States Energy Policy, Supplement.


NOT ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED089946 

This annotated bibliography supplements ED 077 704. It provides a selective listing of 93 U.S. Federal Government publications germane to the energy crisis and its attendant environmental and economic implications. Primary emphasis is placed upon documents presenting energy policy issues which have emerged, plus statistical reportage which provides quantitative substantiation. Documents of a technical nature are generally avoided, although sections of some items include such material. Information for each entry includes title of the publication, source, date, pages, Superintendent of Documents number or National Technical Information Service number, price, and annotation. Items found in Federal depository libraries are so noted. Items listed were issued during the period 1971 through the middle of 1973. 




 Energy and Transportation Lessons for the Senior High Grades.

Parker, Francis; Yoho, Devon




Energy and Transportation Lessons for the Middle Grades. ()

Parker, Francis; Yoho, Devon




Energy and Transportation Lessons for the Elementary Grades.

Ballou, Mildred; Lane, Martha








Energy Systems Education

Odum, Elisabeth C.; Odum, Howard T.

American Biology Teacher, 39, 7, 420-3, Oct 77

NOT ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ179802


Energy Basis for Man and Nature, with Elisabeth C. Odum.

1976: Moffitt TJ163.2.O38 c.11 AVAILABLE

1981: Bioscience & Natural Resources TJ163.2 .O38 1981   AVAILABLE


H.T.Odum (1971) Environment, Society and Power, Wiley Interscience.

1971: Bioscience & Natural Resources QH541 .O33   AVAILABLE

 Bioscience & Natural Resources QH541 .O33 c.2 AVAILABLE

 Earth Science/Map Collection QH541 .O33   AVAILABLE

2001: Environment, power, and society for the twenty-first century: the hierarchy of energy (Google eBook)


Engineering TJ163.2 .O3835 2007   AVAILABLE

Online: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu:8080/librarysurvey/library.survey.logic?refUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsite%2Eebrary%2Ecom%2Flib%2Fberkeley%2FDoc%3Fid%3D10177991




Energy basis for the United States

Odum, H.T. et al, 1979

NOT ONLINE: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=5425187






M.T.Brown (2004) 'A picture is worth a thousand words: energy systems language and simulation', Ecological Modelling, 178: 83-100.

P.J.Taylor and A.S.Blum (1991) "Ecosystems as Circuits: Diagrams and the Limits of Physical Analogies", Biology and Philosophy, 6: 275-294.

Ecolanguage:  http://www.youtube.com/leearnold





EPA 1976, "Energy Supply, Demand/Need, and the Gaps Between: Volume 1 - An Overview"



Many many refs? http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=lcsubc&key=Power%20resources%20--%20%20--%20United%20States&c=x


Nation's Energy Future, 1973: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=1&page=0&osti_id=4384705

This report, developed under the general guidance of the Energy Policy Office, is in response to the directive of the President on June 29, 1973, to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission to review Federal and private energy R and D and to recommend an integrated program for the Nation. The report is based largely on the results of: (1) a group of Energy Workshops organized under the sponsorship of Cornell University, (2) sixteen Technical Review Panels of 121 Federal employees from 36 Departments and Agencies assisted by 282 consultants from the private sector, and (3) an Overview Panel that reviewed the results from the Workshops and Technical Panels. A draft of the report was sent to more than 100 individuals for comment, as well as to all concerned government Departments and Agencies. In addition, Dr. Ray consulted personally with numerous leaders in government, industry, and the scientific community throughout the period of the Report' s preparation. Specifically, the report recommends: (1) a national energy R and D program, (2) a five-year, billion Federal energy R and D program, and (3) the FY 1975 Federal budget for energy R and D. The recommended program, based on what is now known, is both necessary and sufficient to maximize energy R and D's contribution to the Nation's energy goals; even so, 1985 is the earliest date by which self-sufficiency can reasonably be expected. By 1980, the recommended program can reduce oil imports to half those currently projected; other extraordinary measures will be required to displace the other half. (LMT)



Energy Conservation Workshop Curriculum, November 1978.

This teacher's guide contains energy education activities for the classroom. Activities are arranged by grade level (primary, intermediate, junior high, and high school). The book is designed so that pages may be easily removed for duplication. An introduction and usage instructions are provided along with a section of charts. (RE)

ERIC ED188921: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED188921.pdf


Energy Education and the School Curriculum. Research Report 1980-2.

National School Board Association

Since the nation's schools can play a major role in encouraging energy conservation, an energy curriculum should cover four objectives: (1) generating an awareness of energy conserns, (2) fostering the development of responsible energy use habits, (3) preparing students for energy-related careers, and (4) creating an understanding of international energy issues. Presented in this report is a primer for school districts interested in developing an energy curriculum. It focuses on objectives, benefits, successful programs, and steps school boards can take to implement programs and gain community support. Also included are appendices containing a bibliography of energy education materials, a state-by-state listing of contacts and resources, and a guide to federal assistance. (Author/WB)

NOT ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED199091


Energy Resources in Science Education

D.F. Kirwan



NSTA's Energy Education. Focus on Excellence, Volume 3, Number 1.

Authors: Glass, Lynn W., Ed.

Eight examples of innovative and outstanding energy education programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science program are provided along with the criteria for excellence. The programs described are: (1) "Pathways to the Future"; (2) "The Best of Energy--$1,000,000 Energy Challenge"; (3) "The Energy Management Center"; (4) "Energy Education at Houston's Outdoor Education Center"; (5) "The Energy Studies Center: Providing Skills For The Future"; (6) "Poss's Energy Posse"; (7) "Toward an Energy Consciousness"; and (8) "Energy Studies and Physical Sciences." Presented is a critique on excellence in teaching energy education. (KR)

ONLINE: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED328404




DOE Education, 1994:

Since its formation in 1977, US DOE has been authorized to support education programs that help ensure an adequate supply of scientists, engineers, and technicians for energy-related research, production activities, and technology transfer. A national conference in 1989 produced a clear vision of the important role that DOE, its facilities, and its 169,000 Federal and contract employees can play in the educational life of their communities and the Nation. Many of the programs listed in this catalog are the result of this new vision; others have existed for many years. Purpose of this catalog is to make all DOE education efforts more widely known so that more teachers, students, and others can benefit. Supporting the hundreds of education programs (precollege, undergraduate, graduate, public) is the network of DOE national laboratories, technology centers, and other research facilities. Brief descriptions of each facility, its programs, and contact information for its education personnel are included.

ONLINE: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=3&page=1&osti_id=10149515




Energy Education: Goals and Practices. Fastback No. 139.

Authors: Allen, Rodney F.

This pamphlet presents a discussion of contemporary issues in energy education within the public schools. It further presents a model of energy education along with example lessons. A section is devoted to discussion of means of introducing energy issues into the curriculum. An appendix of source materials for energy education and a bibliography is also provided. (RE)





Evaluation of the Energy Extension Service Pilot Project: the first year (summary of 3-volume report)


Volume 2: Pilot State Reports, http://www.ntis.gov/search/product.aspx?ABBR=DOECS26713

$77 microfiche


Oregon's report: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5vvb5gpd_3QJ:ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/bitstream/1957/4782/1/SR%2520no.%2520569_ocr.pdf+%22evaluation+of+the+energy+extension+Service+pilot+program%22&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us





Nebraska Energy Education-1982. An Evaluation (BTU and ECAP), 121p

 To determine the success of Nebraska's 3-year effort in energy education, an evaluation was conducted to solicit data concerning the effectiveness of on-going energy curricula using teacher responses. These curricula include "Energy Conservation Activity Packets" (ECAP) for elementary programs and "Basic Teaching Units on Energy" (BTU) for secondary programs. An adjunct study was also conducted to assess student attitudes relative to energy conservation attitudes. Rationale for the evaluation, methodology, results (separate sections for ECAP and BTU results), conclusions, and recommendations are included. Supporting documentation in appendices includes: survey instruments and cover letters; non-analyzed ECAP and BTU project data; list of educational service units; dissemination methodology/samples; ECAP pilot schools; and adjunct study (attitudes) materials. Results (based on curriculum users) indicate a need for increased awareness of the existence of energy education curricula, greater administrative support for program implementation, and inservice programs. Results of the adjunct (attitude) study indicate little change in students' energy attitudes during 1979-81, no significant relationship between teacher and student energy attitudes, and a direct relationship between teacher attitudes and teacher concern about energy education as an innovation. The study also found that providing teachers with knowledge of their students' energy attitudes/behaviors increases teachers'"search behavior" for curricular alternatives. (Author/JN)



Ed van den Berg's "A Module for Teaching about Energy"

Science Education International, v12 n2 p10-14 Jun 2001, ERIC EJ636045 (maybe not indexed?)



Understanding the Atom Series

 Nuclear Propulsion for Space, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED054967)

Power from Radioisotopes, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED054968)

Breeder Reactors, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED054969)

Cryogenics, the Uncommon Cold, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055804)

Lasers, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055805)

Nuclear Power and the Environment, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055806)

The Elusive Neutrino, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055808)

Atomic Energy Basics, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055810)

Atomic Particle Detection, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED055811)

Atomic Fuel, Understanding the Atom Series. Revised. (ED107517)

Nuclear Reactors for Space Power, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED054966)

Index to the Understanding the Atom Series. (ED054932)

Space Radiation, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED044285)

The Chemistry of the Noble Gases, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED043518)

The First Reactor, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED043517)

Spectroscopy, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED043516)

Books on Atomic Energy for Adults and Children, Understanding the Atom Series.(ED042653)

Animals in Atomic Research, Revised, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED042652)

The Atom and the Ocean, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED042651)

The Natural Radiation Environment, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED042650)

Sources of Nuclear Fuel, Understanding the Atom Series. (ED042649)

Index to the Understanding the Atom Series. (ED042648)

 Careers in Atomic Energy, Understanding the Atom Series, Revised. (ED042647)


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