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Energy Use By Humans
This module promotes an appreciation and understanding of energy and its behavior, how we use energy and what its appropriate uses are, some of the gross misuses of energy and how to learn from our mistakes so as to become better energy consumers, the value of fuels in the energy picture and the importance of economics and policy in influencing behavior, and how energy use by humans involves not just the energy itself, but the climate as well.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Ecology
  • Physics
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-160
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Arthur Few
Rice University, Space Physics and Astronomy