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INTRODUCTION

ARTICLE

ENERGY AND 
PUBLIC LANDS

POSTER
Using the Poster

CLASSROOM
ACTIVITIES
An Energy Profile
Energy for the Future 
An Energy Budget

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Based on an article in
Science & Children Magazine,
Published by the National Science Teachers Association, May 2002







 

INTRODUCTION

Energy is what makes things move, light up, and radiate warmth—energy makes things happen and makes our lives easier, too. We use huge amounts of energy to transport people and things, to produce goods, to heat and light our homes, to communicate with each other, and to travel into space. Energy is one of the basic necessities of our universe. This is particularly true in the United States: Americans make up only four percent of the world's population, but use 24 percent of the world's energy.


Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
—Heinz R. Pagels,
The Dreams of Reason






 
Last updated: 11-24-2010