This introductory video addresses key points as well as pros and cons of oil as an energy source for transportation.
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Consider using the Switch Energy Project website to have students do a research project on the pros and cons of different types of energy sources. Then as a class they can create an energy portfolio.
This video could also be complemented by other CLEAN resources found here [link http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/google_earth/examples/energy.html], with which students investigate the amount of oil the U.S. consumes.
Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas, narrates the documentary.
Video is one of many videos and resources from the Switch Energy Project, a multi-pronged effort designed to build a balanced national understanding of energy.
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A dozen other video clips in the Switch Energy Project complement this clip and offer further explanation on the topic of oil and the economy.
Educational resources are available on the Switch Energy Project website [link http://www.switchenergyproject.com/education/].
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