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Energy Resources

We live in an energy-hungry culture. People's demand for electricity and fuel taxes Earth's supply of nonrenewable resources and forces us to find and use renewable and alternative sources. This unit acquaints students with the types of energy that people rely on and how they are generated and used. Nine energy resources are compared: crude oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal. Students will learn that there are benefits and drawbacks to using each resource.

Supporting Materials

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Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

Oil Spills and Pom-Poms
Oil Spills: Causes, Effects, and Solutions
Yellowstone Geyser (no audio)

Career Files

Electric Car Engineer; Solar Panel Installer; Wind Turbine Technician

Quick Reads

Fission and Fusion
low
Fission and Fusion
mid
Fission and Fusion
high
Oil Spills at Sea
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Oil Spills at Sea
mid
Oil Spills at Sea
high

Reading A-Z Books

Threats to Our Atmosphere - Level W

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Electricity from Steam
Light Energy Converts to Heat Energy

Game Packs

Complete Energy Resources Game Pack
Image Cards
Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Energy Resources

Word Work

Crossword; Unscramble; Word Sort

Book Assembly