This timely story can kickstart a unit on energy or technology.
Alaska could lead the way to a more independent and renewable energy supply. While the contiguous states use an interconnected series of power grids, Alaska relies on many microgrids that provide a level of independence and security from cyber-attacks. Use this show as an introduction to a lesson on energy by clicking on the image below to visit Science NetLinks, which includes the original radio show, a Making Sense of the Research section, related resources in the Going Further section, and comprehension questions for students. To reveal additional material for educators, click the + sign at the bottom.