In this activity from Mystery Science, students develop an understanding of the different sources of energy both from centuries past and the present. Using a myriad of videos with background information, the host, Doug, takes participants on a journey as they analyze the advantages and disadvantages of burnable fuels and alternative energies. For the activity portion, students are tasked with creating an energy plan for a city using the information they gained. This resource includes several reading comprehension exercises, so it supports with practicing English Language skills in addition to STEM principles (printable templates are required, however, participants can download student editable versions that can be completed on the computer).