Who? What? Why? When? How?

Who?
The former SEEDS (Society, Environment and Energy Development Studies) Foundation, now SEEDS Connections developed the latest web-based Energy Literacy Series.

What?
The new Energy Literacy Series explores the sources, uses, technologies, and issues of different types of energy. The details include:

    * Introduction to energy and information about ten energy sources
    * Up-to-date information on emerging energy sources
    * Bias-balanced information on Canadian energy production and issues
    * Analyses of harnessing and converting different types of energy
    * Specifically correlated to Canadian programs of study
    * Engaging and user friendly
    * High quality diagrams, images, and animations
    * Small segments of textual information have rollovers and pop-up screens that show additional descriptions, diagrams, and photos
    * Animated text is also presented audibly with an on-screen volume control
    * Web screens use flash animation that is accessible with low bandwidth connections such as a 56k telephone modem.

Why?
Teacher focus groups requested:

    * Non-print student instructional resources
    * Graphic and animation-based instruction
    * Virtual tours of energy source locations, sites, and facilities

When?
The program is complete and accessible
here and at the Centre for Energy’s web portal.


How?
Implementation:
SEEDS Foundation has conducted conference presentations and workshops to inform and in-service teachers. Energy companies may find the Energy Literacy Series useful as a background for their employees.

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