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Monday, March 26, 2012

Videos - What is Fracking? What is its Impact?

Fracking to access natural gas seems to be in the news frequently these days. So this morning when I was on Explania and saw the video What is Fracking? I got the idea to search for some more videos about fracking and its impact on the environment and the economy. Here's some of what I came up with in my search.

What is Fracking? is a short music video that includes animations showing how fracking works. It is decidedly anti-fracking in its message so you'll want to talk about bias with your students before and or after showing it to them.



Last fall CBS News had a short segment about the job creation potential of fracking.


After the Gas Rush is a two part series from National Geographic's Journey on Earth Series. The videos are available on Snag Films.
Part 1


Part 2


And in the interest of attempting to balance this collection, here's a video that explains the fracking process with a decidedly pro-fracking bias. Again, this is a good opportunity to talk with your students about bias in media.