A game to explore scenarios of future energy demand, allocate different energy sources to meet projected demands, and observe the consequences on carbon emission levels and global temperature.
Students will allocate a given budget to different energy sources to meet the projected transportation and electricity energy requirements for a given year while maintaining carbon emissions at a low level.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What are the sources of energy that can be used to meet future energy demands?
- Compare the different sources of energy with regard to cost and carbon emissions.
- Use the game to determine a suitable allocation of energy resources that meets the projected energy demands for 2040. What is the resulting carbon emission level?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Interactive Energy and Climate Simulation|
|Discipline||Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Economics|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Socio-economic Studies, Energy, Sources of Energy|
|Climate Topic||Energy, Economics, and Climate Change|
|Type of Tool||Game|
|Grade Level||High school|
|Developed by||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA|
|Hosted at||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory|