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Careers

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A live-action video of Hawaiian Electric Company linemen working at their jobs. The soundtrack features "Hawaiian Electric" played by jazz composers Hiroshima. (No voiceover.) (9 minutes, Subject Areas: Career & Technology Education, Guidance, Science, Social Studies)


This video demonstrates that math and science are fun and interesting. A young narrator points out the diversity and importance of engineering as a profession. (12 minutes, ASME; Subject Areas: Guidance, Math, Science, Social Studies)


In this video, a student tours Hawaiian Electric Company in 1988 and meets employees who discuss their jobs, educational backgrounds, and personal interests. (14 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas: Career & Technology Education, Guidance, Science, Social Studies)

Conservation

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Hawaiian Electric produced this fast paced, live action and animated video also known as Ener-G-TV. Made specifically for Hawaii’s children and their families, homes and Hawaii’s climate. A local personality, Jade Moon and four children look at different ways kids can help reduce energy use at home…, washing and drying laundry, in the kitchen, in the bathroom and all over the house. Clever vignettes keep the topics quick, fun and educational. (8-1/2 minutes; Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas Science and Social Studies)


Since fossil fuel supplies are limited and energy consumption is rising, it is essential that children understand that they can play an important role in energy conservation. Car pooling, riding bikes, turning off lights and recycling can help reduce their energy consumption. Renewable resources like the sun wind and water are all promising energy resources although each has drawbacks. Biomass (garbage) is discussed and a composting activity is included. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies


Students learn we can harvest the power of nature from a variety of sources all around us; the sun, wind and water, the atom, energy stored in fossil fuels and the very heat of the planet itself. Discover what life was like before people learned to harness electrical energy and how energy-rich fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas helped fire the Industrial Revolution. Learn why these energy resources are non-renewable. Experiment includes creating a solar-powered oven. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Live-action video makes it easy to see how to reduce home energy costs. Demonstrates simple, effective improvements to make homes more energy efficient. (13 minutes; VHS only; Culver Company)

Electrical Safety

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Timon thinks he and Pumbaa should move to a bigger house, but Pumbaa isn't so sure. The two friends armed with their Safety Smart Checklist look through the house and discover some serious safety problems. Timon and Pumbaa discuss how to fix the problems including overloaded electrical outlets, frayed cords, electrical cords underneath rugs and cluttered stairway. They learn about the safety of smoke alarms, when to call 911 and that turning lights off saves energy. The end of the program features a memorable safety song. Teacher's Choice Award (11 minutes, Disney Education Products; Subject Areas: Social Studies)


A live-action program provides students with an overview of the basic principles of electricity. Covers static and current electricity, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators, the ways in which people use electricity, the ways it can be produced, renewable energy and the importance of using electricity safely including outdoor electrical safety. The video looks at the dangers of electricity and offers tips on how to use electricity safely. Some experiments include comb and balloon; battery and light bulb, how to make an electrical current. (17 minutes; Discovery Education; Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


This dynamic safety video features kids teaching other kids with live action, animations, clever dialogue, and a Hollywood production crew—all designed to keep kids riveted. The Safety World video is divided into 3-minute episodes to keep the interest of upper-elementary school students, so that they’ll learn about safety hazards and the principles that will keep them and their families safe. Some electrical safety measures discussed are kite flying, substations, digging, water and appliances, overloading outlets, running cords under the rug, fallen power lines and jumping from a car. One episode covers electrical cords and insulation. (17 minutes; Culver Company; Subject Areas: Science Social Studies)


WINNER - Parents' Choice Award. Go on location with Bill Nye at Underwriters Laboratories as he explains the science, power and danger of electricity in a very entertaining way. What is electricity? How does it move through a cord? Why don't orange juice and electrical "juice" mix? Demonstrations of overloading outlets, yanking on cords and using water as a conductor reveal why being Safety Smart is easy, and perhaps life-saving. Experiments include watching the flow of electricity with conductors and insulators and short circuiting wires. (25 minutes; Disney Educational Products; Subject Areas: Science and Social Studies)


Live –action video teaches preteens how to spot danger fast and avoid injury. Two enterprising students studying the nature of electricity make learning safety skills enjoyable. They learn about conductors and insulators, grounding, why birds can sit on an electrical wires, what happens to a person who receives an electrical shock and what to do in case of a downed wire. Students learn the dangers of touching electricity from a high wire, a pad-mount transformer and inside a substation. (19 minutes; Culver Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Shows teens and adults how to stay accident-free around electricity. TV personalities show viewers how to prevent electrical accidents as they demonstrate the right ways to perform common activities around the house, in a home workshop, and on the job. Some safety measures discussed include overloading extension cords, frayed cords, and the danger of vacuuming your car after you wash it, underground lines, kites, metallic balloons and ladders touching power lines. Other safety features discussed are grounded plugs, GFCI’s, taking care of your tools and their cords, how to be prepared in case of an electrical fire and what to do in case of a downed power line. (17 minutes; Culver Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)

Electricity & Energy

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Kids are on a journey to answer questions like: “Why does light shine through some things and not others” and “Why can we see our reflections in water but not in rocks?” They learn how light travels in waves and how those waves behave. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


This video explores why a magnet sticks to metal but not plastic. With the help of a magician, students learn all about magnetism. They discover what a magnet is, the properties of magnets, magnetic fields, and types of objects that are attracted to magnets. Information is good to use with a magnetic experiment kit. Students learn what magnets are used for and in which simple machines they are found. (14 minutes; School Media; Subject Areas: Science)


A live-action program provides students with an overview of the basic principles of electricity. Covers static and current electricity, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators, the ways in which people use electricity, the ways it can be produced, and the importance of using electricity safely. The video looks at the dangers of electricity and offers tips on how to use electricity safely. Some experiments include comb and balloon; battery and light bulb. (17 minutes; Discovery Education; Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


Children camping learn about the many different types of energy and how energy can change form. Vivid examples illustrate how potential energy and kinetic energy are defined, and how one form of energy can change into another. Discover that energy never goes away, that it can only be transferred from one form to another. Teacher’s guide is available. (21 minutes; School Media; Subject Areas: Science)


Learn about electricity when Ben Franklin leaps out of the pages to help a student with his homework. Ben explains concepts such as lightning, static electricity, simple, series and parallel circuits. Discover the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Various static electric experiments include using balloon, wool, paper and watching water bend. Teacher’s guide is available. (15 minutes; School Media; Subject Areas: Science)


WINNER - Parents' Choice Award. Go on location with Bill Nye at Underwriters Laboratories as he explains the science, power and danger of electricity in a very entertaining way. What is electricity? How does it move through a cord? Why don't orange juice and electrical "juice" mix? Demonstrations of overloading outlets, yanking on cords and using water as a conductor reveal why being Safety Smart is easy, and perhaps life-saving. Experiments include watching the flow of electricity with conductors and insulators and short circuiting wires. (25 minutes; Disney Educational Products; Subject Areas: Science and Social Studies)


In this high-energy video, students find the answers to the following questions: What is the job of energy? What kind of energy does water have if it has just been moved or is moving? Can potential energy be converted to kinetic energy? Experiment includes making a volcano with water, vinegar and baking soda. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


In this high-energy video, students discover what electricity is, what an electrical circuit is and what electrons are. Experiment includes making a complete circuit. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


This action-packed video features static electricity, what causes it and what electrons are. Experiments include an electrified comb; bending water; and things a balloon can move without touching them. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


In The Sun, Bill sheds light on solar flares, eclipses, sunspots, fusion and solar energy. He visits an enormous solar power farm outside Sacramento, CA, to demonstrate how the sun is the source of energy for all living things on Earth. (26 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


Students will learn about positive and negative charges, the flow of electrical current and open/closed circuits, fun and engaging demonstration and graphics are used to help students visualize the idea that electricity is really the flow of free electrons. Key terms include voltage, amps and ohms. Learn about the roles of conductors and insulators in powering our world. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science)


Take a tour inside Hawaiian Electric Company’s Waiau power plant. The video also uses animation to show how oil is burned to generate electricity. The economics of running a power plant is also covered. (12 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Company; 1988, Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


When learning about renewable energy in Hawaii, the Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect place to study. Hawaiian Electric Company developed this video explaining how electricity is generated and distributed at Hawaiian Electric Light Company on the Big Island and depicts alternate energy sources being used like water (hydro plant), ocean, geothermal, wind, sun and biofuels. (14 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Company, Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


Locally produced video details the development of electrical use on Oahu and is shown in context of Hawaii's social, economic, and political history during the 19th century. The 1991 documentary has rich historical footage telling the story of electricity from King Kalakaua’s introduction of it at the palace, to downtown Honolulu and then the creation of the suburbs following the power lines. Other significant Oahu milestones include the importance of the transpacific telegraph cable, short wave radios, and homes replacing iceboxes with refrigerators and electric trolley cars with automobiles. Also depicts the devastation of Pearl Harbor to Oahu’s construction boom in the last half of the century. (10 minute or 28 minute version; Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, History)


Produced to celebrate a century of service in 1994, this video chronicles Hawaii Electric Light Company’s story of electricity from a small ice plant and modest 500-light generator in Hilo to a major provider on the island of Hawaii. The documentary begins with the story of the first electricity users, a boarding school who wanted a few lights for the students to study at night. Besides it’s link with electricity, the video provides an overview of the history of the island, depicting the sugar cane plantations, to coffee plantations, the creation of water ditches and irrigation systems and takes viewers through the island’s part in World War II, the tsunami devastation, and the construction boom of the 60’s and beyond. (30 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Light Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, History)


This video demonstrates the power of the sun for heat and electricity. Covers capturing, transferring, and storing solar energy and using solar energy to heat and cool our homes, provide transportation and make electricity. View solar power plants in Texas and Mojave Desert, photovoltaics on homes, solar thermal power plants, and solar cells on the Hubble; plus solar ovens and solar vehicles. Format allows for classroom discussion. (18 minutes; TMW Media Group; Subject Areas: Science)


Created by Hawaiian Electric Company to explain how the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative will affect the lives of the today’s students and their future; how they can take responsibility to help achieve the goal of 40% renewable energy by 2030. DVD provides information on the basics of electricity, including the generation and distribution of electricity; and delves into the different renewables on the island. Extra chapters go into detail about how different renewable resources work. (13 minutes; Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Energy is a video that defines and describes five types of energy. Dr Science thoroughly explains heat energy, how it moves, what substances conduct heat energy, and its relationship to temperature. The video also details wave and electromagnetic energy. Experiments are demonstrated to reinforce information. (22 minutes; Tell Me Why Sales Company; Subject Areas: Science)


The modern world is based on the flow of electrical energy. Topics in this video include static and current electricity; parallel series and complex circuits and the definition of volts, ohms, amperes; watts, insulators and conductors. The relationship between magnetism and electricity; how electricity is generated; how electricity is turned into mechanical energy by electric motors and how fuses and circuit breakers protect us from the hazards of overloading circuits. Teacher’s guide is available. (22 minutes; Great Pacific Media; Subject Areas: Science)

Experiments

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This video explores why a magnet sticks to metal but not plastic. With the help of a magician, students learn all about magnetism. They discover what a magnet is, the properties of magnets, magnetic fields, and types of objects that are attracted to magnets. Information is good to use with a magnetic experiment kit. Students learn what magnets are used for and in which simple machines they are found. (14 minutes; School Media; Subject Areas: Science)


A live-action program provides students with an overview of the basic principles of electricity. Covers static and current electricity, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators, the ways in which people use electricity, the ways it can be produced, renewable energy and the importance of using electricity safely. The video looks at the dangers of electricity and offers tips on how to use electricity safely. Some experiments include comb and balloon; battery and light bulb, how to make an electrical current and using conductors and insulators. (17 minutes; Discovery Education; Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


Learn about electricity when Ben Franklin leaps out of the pages to help a student with his homework. Ben explains concepts such as lightning, static electricity, simple, series and parallel circuits. Discover the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Various static electric experiments include using balloon, wool, paper and watching water bend. Teacher’s guide is available. (15 minutes; School Media; Subject Areas: Science)


WINNER - Parents' Choice Award. Go on location with Bill Nye at Underwriters Laboratories as he explains the science, power and danger of electricity in a very entertaining way. What is electricity? How does it move through a cord? Why don't orange juice and electrical "juice" mix? Demonstrations of overloading outlets, yanking on cords and using water as a conductor reveal why being Safety Smart is easy, and perhaps life-saving. Experiments include watching the flow of electricity with conductors and insulators and short circuiting wires. (25 minutes; Disney Educational Products; Subject Areas: Science and Social Studies)


In this high-energy video, students find the answers to the following questions: What is the job of energy? What kind of energy does water have if it has just been moved or is moving? Can potential energy be converted to kinetic energy? Experiment includes making a volcano with water, vinegar and baking soda. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


In this high-energy video, students discover what electricity is, what an electrical circuit is and what electrons are. Experiment includes making a complete circuit. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


This action-packed video features static electricity, what causes it and what electrons are. Experiments include an electrified comb; bending water; and things a balloon can move without touching them. (23 minutes; Disney Education Productions; Subject Areas: Science)


Students learn we can harvest the power of nature from a variety of sources all around us; the sun, wind and water, the atom, energy stored in fossil fuels and the very heat of the planet itself. Discover what life was like before people learned to harness electrical energy and how energy-rich fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas helped fire the Industrial Revolution. Learn why these energy resources are non-renewable. Experiment includes creating a solar-powered oven. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)

History & Biographies

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Thomas Edison opens up the laboratory of America’s most celebrated inventor and invites you to explore its secrets. This fast-paced, bird’s eye view of Edison’s legendary career takes you behind the scenes to reveal the daily discoveries with “the Wizard of Menlo Park.” Sprinkled with humor and packed with little-known details about the search for a working electric light bulb, this story will help you see for yourself why Edison quipped, “Genius is about one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” (30 minutes; NEST Family Entertainment; Subject Areas: Science, History)


In Thomas Edison, students will learn not only about the development of his breakthrough ideas – including electric lighting, the phonograph and the movie camera – but also about what drove this incredible man to develop such wondrous ideas. In addition to his amazing inventions, Edison is also credited with establishing the first true research lab, a virtual “invention factory”. Thomas Edison is recognized as America’s greatest inventor, and his ingenuity, hard work and perseverance changed the world forever! (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science, History)


Filmed on location at Edison's boyhood home in Milan, Ohio, and in his famous Michigan laboratory, this video dramatizes several of his boyhood incidents. Quotations from his own writings emphasize his curiosity, persistence, ingenuity, and ability to learn through observation - qualities which later helped him change the world. (14 minutes, Coronet; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Locally produced video details the development of electrical use on Oahu and is shown in context of Hawaii's social, economic, and political history during the 19th century. The 1991 documentary has rich historical footage telling the story of electricity from King Kalakaua’s introduction of it at the palace, to downtown Honolulu and the formation of the suburbs following the power lines. Other significant Oahu milestones include the importance of the transpacific telegraph cable, short wave radios, and homes replacing iceboxes with refrigerators; the introduction of automobiles to the devastation of Pearl Harbor to Oahu’s construction boom in the last half of the century. (10 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, History)


Produced to celebrate a century of service in 1994, this video chronicles Hawaii Electric Light Company’s story of electricity from a small ice plant and modest 500-light generator in Hilo to a major provider on the island of Hawaii. The documentary begins with the story of the first electricity users, a boarding school who wanted a few lights for the students to study at night. Besides it’s link with electricity, the video provides an overview of the history of the island, depicting the sugar cane plantations, to coffee plantations, the creation of water ditches and irrigation systems and takes viewers through the island’s part in World War II, the tsunami devastation, and the construction boom of the 60’s and beyond. (30 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Light Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, History)


The oldest and wisest of America’s Founding Fathers, he is perhaps most famous as a man of wit and words. Yet Ben Franklin was also one of history’s greatest scientists. From the humble Pennsylvania stove to the spectacular lighting rod, Franklin was perennially concerned with putting science principles to practical use. This video examines the ingenuity and imagination of his numerous inventions, including his anti-counterfeiting techniques, his musical instrument and the world’s first bifocal eyeglasses. Historians explore how Franklin’s inventive genius also extended to larger institutions as seen in such concepts as the volunteer fire department, Daylight Savings Time and America’s first lending library. (47 minutes; A&E Television Network; Subject Areas: Science, History)

Renewable Energy and Environment

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This video answers questions children ask about ecosystems and the environment; about the different ecosystems (forests, ocean, deserts, grasslands, etc) and how they work. There is also discussion on green house gases, global warming, how it affects the ecosystems, and the benefits of alternative and renewable energy. (30 minutes, TMW Media Group, Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


When Timon and Pumbaa discover that their favorite vacation spot has been harmed by pollution, they learn how to be “Safety Smart” about the environment. Setting off with their check list, they identify several things they can do to help make sure the land, water and air around them is clean and safe. They learn to reduce, reuse and recycle and how to conserve electricity. (25 minutes; Disney Educational; Subject Areas: Science)


A one-hour documentary by Teddertown Production focuses on how Hawaii will be affected by climate change and the solutions the island state has to remain sustainable. Supported by the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum and Hawaiian Electric Company, this program was the first of its kind to take the global issue of climate change and focus on a specific area. Originally aired 2008 KGMB Channel 9. (60 minutes; Teddertown Production; Subject Areas, Science; Social Studies)


Discover what green energy is, and learn about its potential to meet our energy needs in an ongoing, sustainable way. Green energy includes solar power, wind turbines, biomass fuels and much more. Some forms of green energy are more suited to certain locations than others. Observe how geothermal energy helps to power much of Iceland and see elements of green energy, sustainable design and conservation in action at the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Maryland. From the choices and efforts of an individual to that of an entire city, rethinking where we get our energy and how we use it is important to ensuring that energy needs of future generations will be met. (23 minutes; Schlessinger Media; Subject Areas: Science)


When learning about renewable energy in Hawaii, the Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect place to study. Hawaiian Electric Company developed this video explaining how electricity is generated and distributed at Hawaiian Electric Light Company on the Big Island and depicts alternate energy sources being used like water (hydro plant), ocean, geothermal, wind, sun and biofuels. (14 minutes, Hawaiian Electric Company, Subject Areas: Industrial Education, Science, Social Studies)


Using humor and down-to-earth examples, GOINGGREEN answers, What can I personally do to help solve the environmental problems facing us today? A facilitated group of middle-school kids see first-hand some simple, inexpensive ways to become more earth-friendly. The children discover sun pipes that light up a room without electricity, toxic household products, and compost for the organic garden, and get to know what a gray water system is. (24 minutes; GoinGGreen Productions; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


This documentary presents the story and technology of windmills, from 600 A.D. to modern day wind turbines. The history of human use of the wind is also captured in the program. Viewers will see several old wind machines that continue to work today and witness the building of a large wind turbine, with views from the ground to the top. Winner of 2006 Telly Award. (45 minutes; American Wind Power Center; Subject Areas: History, Science, Social Studies)


Created by Hawaiian Electric Company to explain how the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative will affect the lives of the today’s students and their future; how they can take responsibility to help achieve the goal of 40% renewable energy by 2030. DVD provides information on the basics of electricity, including the generation and distribution of electricity; and delves into the different renewables on the island. Extra chapters go into detail about how different renewable resources work. (13 minutes; Hawaiian Electric Company; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


In Global Climate Change, viewers will explore the science behind important and sometimes controversial issues. Find out how scientists measure climate change, see how carbon dioxide affects the temperature of Earth's atmosphere, and hear about the role of fossil fuels. It's all part of Bill Nye's in-depth look at the possible causes of global warming. Contains an informative segment on the industrial revolution. (23 minutes; Disney Educational Productions; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


The problems of global warming and resource depletion are discussed in this documentary. Experts note that renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and conservation will be the key factors in avoiding an energy crisis. (54 minutes; MW Energy Solutions; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Students will learn the basic laws of energy flow, the importance of energy supplies for industrial civilizations and the options for the 21st century in this live-action, educational program. The film focuses on the importance of researching alternative energy sources, such as solar and nuclear power. There are guided questions and quiz. (24 minutes; Hawkhill; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Increased use of Earth's resources and consumer goods has led to increased levels of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. This program discusses what action should be taken, and then addresses the question of what everyone can do to reduce the use of nonrenewable energy sources. It discusses the importance of energy efficient appliances, CFL light bulbs and electric vehicles. (27 minutes; Video Education America; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Hosted by actress Cameron Diaz and as seen on PBS, this informative program explores how energy affects everyday lives. Viewers learn about the abundant possibilities of clean, renewable energy and the steps to take in order to think globally and act locally. Viewers visit a California wind farm to trace the route of electrical energy as it travels to homes and communities. Features: Chapter Select, Interactive Menu (26 minutes; Power Shift; Subject Science, Social Studies)


This NOVA program attempts to answer the question: Can solar power help save the Earth from the ravages of global warming? Experts discuss new ways to make solar power more efficient and affordable in the wake of rising oil prices. Scientists, economists and ordinary citizens all push the envelope of solar power's potential in an effort to save the environment. Features: Access to the NOVA Web site, Printable Materials for Educators (56 minutes; WGBH Boston Video; Science, Social Studies)

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Booklets and hands-on material need to be picked up from Hawaiian Electric Company's downtown office at 900 Richards Street (corner of King and Richards), Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm. An arrangement to pick up the booklets from our Waiau or Kahe power plans may be possible, please inquire. 2 weeks advance notice is requested.

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