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Eco=Kids Explore: Solar Power

17 minutes 40 seconds

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Solar power is defined as the energy produced by converting sunlight into heat or electricity. It is one of the most abundant and affordable sources of energy available. However, it is difficult to harness (and even impractical) in some parts of the world, so it is important to explore the process of converting sunlight to power. Shows three primary ways to produce solar power on a large scale: solar power–generating plants, photovoltaic cells, and solar thermal heaters. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

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Runtime: 17 minutes 40 seconds

Gasoline pump labelled "Ethanol" with two gas pumps. Caption: is actually a blend of ethanol and unleaded gasoline.
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 1 / Ep 1
13 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Person in a hard hat looking at a pressure gauge attached to industrial pipes. Caption: You can't build a plant just anywhere.
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 1 / Ep 2
11 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Newer model SUV. Caption: you need the conventional engine to drive the power train,
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 1 / Ep 3
12 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A large bank of solar panels. Photovoltaic cells. Caption: Or on a smaller scale by using photovoltaic cells.
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 1 / Ep 4
17 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Illustration of a windmill. Caption: which spins a generator to create electricity.
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 1 / Ep 5
14 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A reservoir of water with a dam at one end and water flowing out the other side. Caption: until it's needed by the electric plant.
Eco=Kids Explore
Season 2 / Ep 2
16 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12