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Green Revolution: Electric Vehicles

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Host Lisa Van Pay visits the scientists and engineers working to make the electric car of the future a reality today. One of the toughest parts is storing enough potential energy in the battery. Graduate student Katharine Stroukoff from the University of Texas-Austin explains how her research may help build a better battery, while Mike Nawrot and Dan Lauber, members of the MIT electric vehicle team, describe the advantages of their fully electric Porsche 914.

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Runtime: 6 minutes 54 seconds

Closeup of a hand handling a small, green plant in a densely populated patch of similar plants. Caption: How do green roofs change how a building transfers heat?
Green Revolution
Episode 1
6 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person talking with an inset picture of a laboratory. Caption: People usually think science happens in the lab.
Green Revolution
Episode 2
5 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Green Revolution: CityCar
Green Revolution
Episode 3
5 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Orange explosion throwing debris. Caption: And it contains a lot of energy.
Green Revolution
Episode 4
6 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Gloved hands working with petri dishes covered in a variety of materials. Caption: (narrator) We always look for better ways to get energy we need.
Green Revolution
Episode 5
6 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a windmill 100 meters tall receiving air current next to a much taller structure receiving a much larger air current. Caption: The beauty of wind turbines is that they're 100% clean.
Green Revolution
Episode 6
5 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Hillside covered in solar panels. Caption: collecting the sun's energy
Green Revolution
Episode 7
5 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Gauge in a vehicle with a range of 0 to 8. The indicator is at 1 and the gauge is labeled RPMx1000. Caption: How do electric vehicles compare with other cars?
Green Revolution
Episode 8
6 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of objects moving from a chamber with disk shaped spiny structures to an empty chamber. Caption: Here, we force bacteria to move electrons
Green Revolution
Episode 9
5 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12