TECHNOLOGY In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation’s electric grid. (Nat Geo News) Use this activity to learn more about grid modernization. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through our activity “Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization.” Apply its central questions to the energy … Continue reading Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?
ENVIRONMENT Cape vultures in southern Africa are using expanding networks of pylons and power lines to extend their range, say scientists. The power lines also put the birds at risk for collision with overhead wires. (BBC) Use our resources to learn all about Cape vultures. Discussion Ideas Look at the gorgeous photo of a Cape vulture above. Now look at our “bald and beautiful” image … Continue reading Vultures Use Power Lines to Expand Range