Additional Resources

Thirst for Power

Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. Thirst for Power explores the history of civilization’s quest to procure abundant water and energy — from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America’s vast hydroelectric infrastructure.
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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes is a collection of diverse stories, life lessons, and career advice from energy industry professionals. This behind-the-scenes series highlights the career pathways and daily lives of the often unseen energy professionals who help keep our lights on and our water running.

Minecraft Education Edition

Introduce students to alternative energy sources by having them build homes that make use of renewable energy in different Minecraft biomes. Learning objectives, guiding ideas, student activities, and performance expectations are available as part of the Renewable Energy lesson.

Conservation Station

The Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World program materials dive into the relationship between energy and water and how innovative technologies are working to conserve both resources through the core pillars of resourcefulness: effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.

PBS Learning Media

This collection presents images, video, and academic commentary to introduce key concepts and to inspire further research at the intersection of energy and water. Presented by GPB Education, the Resourcefulness collection is available from PBS LearningMedia.

Electrify San Antonio

Electrify San Antonio is an augmented reality experience that will take you on a journey through the complex systems of machines, wires, and dedicated workers at CPS Energy that turn the natural powers of our world into electricity consumed by the San Antonio community. 

Power Trip: The Story of Energy

Power Trip: The Story of Energy uncovers the hidden energy that is embedded in our modern way of life, revealed as the underlying force behind WATER, FOOD, WEALTH, CITIES, TRANSPORTATION, and WAR. Filmed around the world, the six part documentary series takes viewers on a journey through the past, present and future of energy. Study Guide included.

CPS Energy Passport

We can all join in the effort to conserve our precious energy resources! The DoSeum and CPS Energy are excited to share a STEM-focused resource to help increase energy literacy! Join Lil’ Tex and Ann, the Watt Watchers, as they track down the Wasters Gang. Along the way, you’ll learn about saving energy, water, and all of the resources that make Texas a great place.