Can Potatoes Power the Planet

Developed for one of our education and outreach programs (STORE), the "Potato Video" has become part of a curriculum to use with educators, students and the public to explain our energy-intensive lifestyle and give people a reference point for understanding energy consumption. View the video below:

The activity worksheet takes students step by step through the process of looking at an energy intensive lifestyle and what would happen if they had to use potato-power to heat the water for their hot shower in the morning! You can see an example of the worksheet used with a workshop for business school students at UT Austin.