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Wind Power Animation
This animation, from the US Department of Energy, discusses the advantages of wind power, the workings of a wind turbine, and wind resources in the United States. It also describes how wind power is used in small- and large-scale applications.
Adventures in Energy - An Interactive Look at Oil and Natural Gas
This interactive learning tool from the American Petroleum Institute offers a primer on oil and natural gas by providing several animations with explanatory notes covering topics such as: what are oil and natural gas, exploration and production, processing, oil tankers, refining, pipelines, and oil and natural gas in your life. Each section has several parts and includes a short quiz at the end.
This short animation, part of the Absorb Chemistry for GCSE collection, offers a step-by-step labeled animation of how coal forms and how surveyors find and survey oil domes (i.e. seismic methods).
Geology of Hydrocarbons Visualizations
This site has over two dozen animations about hydrocarbons as energy sources, including where resources are found, the amount of each energy source/type used in the US and in the world, how hydrocarbons are formed, and how they are found by exploration geologists.
Earth Science Australia Energy Collection
This site provides a collection of visualizations involving energy. It includes visualizations for oil and gas formation, exploration, and refinement; different types of traps (e.g. domes, faults, unconformities); coal formation and mining; geothermal energy; solar energy; uranium deposits; hydroelectric power; fuel cells; wave power; wind; and biofuels.
Nuclear Power Plant Simulator 1.30
This site allows users to download a program in which they simulate running a nuclear power plant. Users learn about energy generation and its limits by walking the fine line between not enough energy produced and nuclear meltdown. The demo version of this program allows users 40 free simulations and a full version (with no simulation limits) is available for purchase.
History of Energy in the United States: 1635-2000
This website, from the US Department of Energy, provides a history of energy use in the US from 1635-2000. It includes several figures showing how energy sources and consumption have changed through time.
The Basics of Ocean Chemistry: Carbon, Circulation, and Critters
Ocean chemistry, particularly the carbon cycle, is featured in text and illustrations, with quantitative graphics and a lab demonstration. Graphics include the global carbon cycle from 1980-1989, annual carbon dioxide flux, ocean chlorophyll concentration east of Buenos Aires, and a cartoon showing upwelling of nutrients.