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requirement resources you need. Cross-references are provided for related Merit Badges and Scout Awards.
Energy is a rare Merit Badge with only 2,620 earned in 2007! MeritBadge.Org has great resources for the requirements.
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- This badge is one of the merit badges required to earn one of the William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts.
1: Energy Conservation and Efficiency - Energy Conservation - Top 5 Green Myths - Energy Conservation Myths -
Power$mart-Alliance to Save Energy - Energy Hog Busters
2: Classroom Energy! Energy: The Quick Tour
2a: How Stuff Works: Toasters - Greenhouses - Light Bulbs - Bow Drill - Nuclear Reactors
2b: A BSA Crystal Radio Kit or BSA AM/FM Radio Kit converts radio energy to electrical energy and then electrical energy to sound energy.
- A BSA Door Alarm Kit converts mechanical energy to electrical energy and then electrical energy to sound energy.
- Fans covert electrical energy to mechanical energy and then mechanical energy to wind energy.
- Speakers convert electrical energy to sound. Microphones convert sound energy to electricity.
- Light Bulbs & LCD's convert electricity to light. Solar Cells convert light to electricity.
- Fans covert electical energy to mechanical energy and then mechanical energy to wind energy.
- Wind Turbines convert wind energy to mechanical energy and then mechanical energy to electrical energy.
- Also see: Toasters - Microwave Ovens - Refrigerators - Batteries
4: Energy Audit: The BSA Home Energy Audit is in the Energy Workbook - Other audits: Energy Star - Alliance to Save Energy - Home Energy Saver - Dept of Energy
5: Dept. of Energy Garbage to Energy - Converting Waste to Energy - Energy Efficiency - Electric Buses - Public Transportation - School Energy Audit - Alliance to Save Energy
6: The Future of Energy
- a. The energy resources that supply the United States
- b. The share of energy resources used by the United States that comes from other countries
- c. Energy used by homes, businesses, industry, and transportation
- d. The fuels used to generate America's electricity
- e. The world's known and estimated primary energy resource reserves
- Cogeneration plants
- Fossil fuel power plants
- Fuel cells
- Geothermal power plants
- Nuclear power plants - 25 Largest in the US
- Solar power systems
- Tidal energy, wave energy, or ocean thermal energy conversion devices
- Wind turbines - American Wind Energy Association
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