energy

COVID-19 adds to local concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about health risks that thousands of out-of-state oil workers may bring into communities along the Keystone XL pipeline route. Continue reading

What does opportunity look like? Student journalists explore pipeline jobs in West Virginia

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Essential question: How have energy projects like the gas pipeline impacted young people in West Virginia? Find out with this NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

UN Climate Change Report: What your students need to know

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Talk with your students about the UN’s latest report on climate change and how young people can use their voice to support policies that protect the environment. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

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Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

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In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. Continue reading

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