energy at the movies

Snow days mean shoveling the driveway and sidewalks…then inside for some hot chocolate and a movie.

Energy at the Movies is an entertaining lecture by energy expert and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Michael E. Webber. He discusses the ways movies influence how we think about energy, and in turn, and how we influence energy policy.

The use of energy has transitioned over time and it is reflected in the movies that come out in each time period.  By watching the background in the movie, we notice energy use at that period of the time.  Think about the coal mining scenes in “October Sky” to the changes in power of the DeLorean in “Back to the Future”.  The cross curricular evidence between science and social studies will be pronounced as you watch.  Challenge your students to make connections. 

Check it out.

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