One of the obstacles to becoming an energy expert is that the energy sector uses specialized vocabulary. Becoming fluent in energy requires mastering the terminology and its nuances. There are many different background terms, units, and phrases that need to be mastered on the way toward fluency.
For example, understanding the difference between primary and secondary energy is key to understanding many technical and policy discussions around energy at the global and local levels.
Watt Watchers features an interactive lesson designed specifically for this purpose, available as part of the suite of new materials designed for the launch of Watt Watchers of Texas. Energy Resources: Primary vs. Secondary is aligned to sixth grade Texas standards. The activity includes a handy infographic and a drag-and-drop activity to jump start your journey toward energy literacy.