Book cover shows a bright light. Symbols for many different energy resources move from the light toward Earth.

Energy Resources

Grade 5-6, Physical, Energy Resources Unit
The book Energy Resources describes the increasing role of energy in our lives and the decisions we make over where that energy will come from. We need energy to fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our appliances and gadgets. Much of the energy we use is in the form of electricity, but electricity can come from many different sources. People also rely on fuels, such as gasoline or natural gas, to power cars and to heat homes. Energy resources can be classified as renewable or nonrenewable, and each type of resource has advantages and drawbacks. The book compares crude oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, biomass, solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy. With more people come greater energy demands, so finding clean, abundant energy resources for the future is an important challenge.

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