Showing posts with label Fracking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fracking. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dive Into the Dangers of Fracking On This Site

Dangers of Fracking is a beautifully designed site that tells the story of the dangers of fracking. As you scroll down the page, you learn more about the fracking process. The story starts out with a definition of fracking before moving to explaining the raw materials that have to be trucked to the fracking site. After the raw materials arrive the story takes us underground to frack and the dangers associated with the process.

Applications for Education
Dangers of Fracking is obviously designed with an anti-fracking agenda (see the call for supporting the FRAC Act at the end). I can see the site being used as part of an environmental science lesson. I can also see the site being used as part of a lesson on recognizing bias in media.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

National Geographic Explains Fracking

Last fall I drove across North Dakota and I'm going back next month to deliver a keynote for NDATL's annual conference. Because North Dakota is on my mind National Geographic grabbed my attention with a headline this month about shale oil and fracking in North Dakota. Even though it is a bit robotic, the National Geographic video below does a good job of illustrating the process without putting too much bias into the explanation.

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.