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Energy Resources
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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.

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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

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Energy Resources

Word Work

Crossword; Unscramble; Word Sort

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