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Solar Paint

Description:
A video exploring and explaining the possibility of using nanoparticles in a paint base to produce electricity at a very low cost through covering roofs.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
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Related Sub-Topics

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

3.3 Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from organism to organism.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.