WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />Energy helps us do things<br />(The refrigerator is running!)<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy is light <br /> . . . feels good.<br />>^.^<<br />I’m the sun!<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy makes things grow. <br />YUM!<br />Yikes!<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy is heat <br />Dude. My sandwich is awesome.<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy makes things move<br />(Kids: Be nice to your teachers.)<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy runs machines<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy runs machines<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />	Energy runs machines<br />
WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />    Energy doesn’t disappear . . . It changes form<br />
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. T...
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Why Don’t We Use More Renewable Energy? <br />=<br />
WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />
WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Oil and petroleum produc...
WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Natural gas <br />
WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Coal <br />
WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Uranium (nuclear energy)...
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Doing things that save energy. <br />Using our energy wisely.<br />
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />You don’t need to change the world  . . . <br />Just change your corner of it.<br />Find change...
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Don't Leave Things Turned On <br />It's a Matter of Degrees! <br />Don't Heat (or Cool) the Gre...
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Energy “vampires” <br />
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Energy “vampires” <br />
WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Changing the way we use energy<br />Students in school today could be the most energy efficient...
29<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Acciona (Solar Thermal, in Boulder City)<br />
30<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Acciona (Solar Thermal, in Boulder City)<br />
31<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Copper Mountain/Sempra (Photovoltaic, in Boulder City)<br />
32<br />EXTRA! Other Uses of Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />
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As Consumer Outreach Director for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN), I provided in-class presentations to elementary school youth. The program included a lesson plan, teacher’s guide, worksheet, and answer key.

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  • It gives us light. It warms and cools our bodies and homes. It bakes cakes and keeps milk cold. Energy is the power to change things. It is the ability to do work
  • Light is a type of energy we use all the time. We use it so we can see. We get most of our light from the sun. That is why we stay awake during the day. It saves money. Sunlight is free. At night, we must make our own light. Usually, we use electricity to make light. Flashlights use electricity, too. This electricity comes from batteries.
  • All living things need energy to grow. Plants use light from the sun to grow. Plants change the energy from the sun into sugar and store it in their roots and leaves. Animals can’t change light energy into sugars. Animals, including people, eat plants and use the energy stored in them to grow. Animals can store the energy from plants in their bodies.
  • We use energy to make heat. The food we eat keeps our bodies warm. Sometimes, when we run or work hard, we get really hot. In the winter, our jackets and blankets hold in our body heat. We use the energy stored in plants and other things to make heat. We burn wood and natural gas to cook food and warm our homes. Factories burn fuel to make products they sell.
  • It takes energy to make things move. Cars run on the energy stored in gasoline. Many toys run on the energy stored in batteries. Sail boats are pushed by the energy in the wind. After a long day, do you ever feel too tired to move? You’ve run out of energy. You need to eat some food to refuel.
  • It takes energy to run our game systems, computers, and televisions – energy in the form of electricity. It gives us light and heat, it makes things move, and it runs our toys and microwaves. Imagine what your life would be like without electricity.
  • We make electricity by burning coal, oil, gas, and even trash. We make it from the energy that holds atoms together. Describe common examples of physical changes that occur when matter changes states
  • We make it with energy from the sun, the wind, and falling water. Sometimes we use heat from inside the earth to make electricity. Describe common examples of physical changes that occur when matter changes states
  • There is the same amount of energy today as there was when the world began. When we use energy, we don’t use it up. We change it into other forms. When we burn wood, we change its energy into heat and light (and are left with ash). When we drive a car, we change the energy in gasoline into heat and motion (and are left with exhaust). There will always be the same amount of energy in the world, but more and more of it will change form.Describe common examples of physical changes that occur when matter changes states
  • The five renewable sources used most often are: Solar energy from the sun, which can be turned into electricity and heat
  • Wind
  • Water (hydropower) from dams
  • “Geothermal” energy from heat trapped inside the Earth
  • Plant energy (biomass) from plants, which includes firewood from trees, ethanol from corn, and biodiesel from vegetable oil
  • In the past, renewable energy has generally been more expensive to produce and use than fossil fuels. Renewable resources are often located in remote areas, and it is expensive to build power lines to the cities where the electricity they produce is needed. The use of renewable sources is also limited by the fact that they are not always available — cloudy days reduce solar power; calm days reduce wind power; and droughts reduce the water available for hydropower.
  • Nonrenewable energy sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases, and solids. Petroleum is considered fossil fuel because it was formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.
  • Nonrenewable energy sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases, and solids. Petroleum is considered fossil fuel because it was formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.
  • Nonrenewable energy sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases, and solids. Natural gas is considered fossil fuel because it was formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.
  • Nonrenewable energy sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases, and solids. Coal is considered fossil fuel because it was formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.
  • Nonrenewable energy sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases, and solids. Uranium ore, a solid, is mined and converted to a fuel used at nuclear power plants. Uranium is not a fossil fuel.
  • WHAT IS CONSERVATION? Doing things that save energy. Using our energy wisely.But it really can mean many things –turning off the lights when you leave the roomSettingyour heater to a lower temperature in the winter and wearing a sweaterUsing light bulbs or appliances that use less energyWhat are some of your ideas?Basically, energy conservation means that you do not use energy when you do not have to. Some people think energy conservation means keeping their house too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. But you do not have to be uncomfortable when conserving energy or using it more efficiently. When done the right way, conservation and efficiency will not even be noticed.
  • It&apos;s a Matter of Degrees! See if you and your family can be comfortable with the house being slightly warmer in the summer, or cooler in the winterWhen no one is home, set the thermostat at 85 degrees. You&apos;ll reduce the need for air conditioning and save energy. If you have ceiling fans or other fans, turn them on. The blowing air can make you feel 5 degrees cooler, without running the family&apos;s air conditioner. Fans use a lot less electricity than air conditioners! Don&apos;t Heat - or Cool - the Great Outdoors! Take a narrow strip of tissue paper (‘Kleenex’) and hold it up to the edges of the doors and windows. If the ribbon blows, you&apos;ve found a leak! Ask Mom or Dad to seal the leak with caulking or “weatherstripping”. Think about your curtains. Keeping the curtains closed on cold, cloudy days helps block the cold outside air from getting inside. Also, keeping the curtains closed on very hot days keeps the hot air out! Make sure the doors and windows are not open if you have the heat or the AC on!Think About What Your Family Buys / RecycleIf you buy things that can be used over and over instead of buying disposable items that are used once and then thrown away, you will save precious natural resources. You&apos;ll also save energy used to make them, and you&apos;ll reduce the amount of landfill space we need when they are thrown away. Those same savings happen you buy things that will last instead of breaking right away. Well-made items may cost a little more to begin with, but they are usually worth the money because they last for a long time, and you don&apos;t have to replace them. When your family goes shopping, think about taking bags with you. Plastic bags start out as either oil or natural gas. Oil and natural gas are non-renewable resources. This means they can&apos;t be reused, and when they are all gone, they are gone forever. And throw-away bags add a lot of pollution to the environment. If plastic and paper bags are used once and go to landfills, they stay there for hundreds of years Some stores offer discounts for people who use their own bags. For every bag reused, they give money back - usually about five cents for each bag. With your parents, pick a spot in your house to store bags that you get from the grocery store. These bags can be used to carry things to friends&apos; houses or for trash linings. After bags wear out, recycle them.
  • Energy VampiresEnergy Vampires eat up electricity, and they are VERY real. In our homes, schools, and businesses, we have lots of electrical products that cannot be switched off completely unless they are unplugged. Televisions, phone chargers, gaming systems, computers, printers, and more.When plugged in, they use electricity 24 hours a day, just sitting and waiting for you to turn on a switch or recharge something. How can you get rid of the Energy Vampires? Here are some ideas:
  • Use a power strip with an on/off switch to plug in a group of items —just flip the power switch off. Use a power strip for your TV, video game system, DVD player, and stereo equipment. When you&apos;re done playing games or watching TV, turn the power strip off. A power strip is also great for items whose plugs are hard to reach. There&apos;s no need to crawl under your desk to disconnect all of your computer components when you can plug them all into one power strip. The best way to beat the Energy Vampires is to unplug anything that you can. Starve those vampires and you’ll save energy, reduce pollution, and save money.
  • If you can change habits now, you could be the most energy efficient group of people in history!
  • Energy, Renewables, and Conservation Elementary School Presentation

    1. 1. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />
    2. 2. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br />Energy helps us do things<br />(The refrigerator is running!)<br />
    3. 3. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy is light <br /> . . . feels good.<br />>^.^<<br />I’m the sun!<br />
    4. 4. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy makes things grow. <br />YUM!<br />Yikes!<br />
    5. 5. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy is heat <br />Dude. My sandwich is awesome.<br />
    6. 6. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy makes things move<br />(Kids: Be nice to your teachers.)<br />
    7. 7. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy runs machines<br />
    8. 8. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy runs machines<br />
    9. 9. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy runs machines<br />
    10. 10. WHAT IS ENERGY?<br /> Energy doesn’t disappear . . . It changes form<br />
    11. 11. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />
    12. 12. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />Sun (solar)<br />
    13. 13. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />Wind<br />
    14. 14. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />Water (hydropower) <br />
    15. 15. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />“Geothermal” (heat trapped inside the Earth)<br />
    16. 16. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Renewable energy sources can be “replaced” or “made <br />new” in a short period of time. The five renewable energy<br />sources used most often are: <br />Plant energy (biomass) from plants<br />
    17. 17. WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />Why Don’t We Use More Renewable Energy? <br />=<br />
    18. 18. WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />
    19. 19. WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Oil and petroleum products — including gasoline, diesel fuel, and propane <br />
    20. 20. WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Natural gas <br />
    21. 21. WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Coal <br />
    22. 22. WHAT IS NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY?<br />The four nonrenewable energy sources used most often are:<br />Uranium (nuclear energy) <br />
    23. 23. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Doing things that save energy. <br />Using our energy wisely.<br />
    24. 24. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />You don’t need to change the world . . . <br />Just change your corner of it.<br />Find changes that are right for you.<br />
    25. 25. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Don't Leave Things Turned On <br />It's a Matter of Degrees! <br />Don't Heat (or Cool) the Great Outdoors! <br />Think About What Your Family Buys <br />Recycle<br />
    26. 26. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Energy “vampires” <br />
    27. 27. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Energy “vampires” <br />
    28. 28. WHAT IS CONSERVATION?<br />Changing the way we use energy<br />Students in school today could be the most energy efficient group of people in history! <br />
    29. 29. 29<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Acciona (Solar Thermal, in Boulder City)<br />
    30. 30. 30<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Acciona (Solar Thermal, in Boulder City)<br />
    31. 31. 31<br />EXTRA! Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />Copper Mountain/Sempra (Photovoltaic, in Boulder City)<br />
    32. 32. 32<br />EXTRA! Other Uses of Renewable Energy In Nevada<br />
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    39. 39. Pilot: Richard Jenkins, England</li></ul>Success after 10 years of hard work! <br />For more information about landsailing: www.nalsa.org<br />
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    43. 43. Thank You.<br />  <br />puc.nv.gov<br />
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