The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources are constantly replenished and will never run out. Here's a green energy infograph!
This will be used in groups to learn and play games with these 5 alternative energy cards. We can ask questions about each or try to write about each one of them in our science notebook. (Center Time). AG
Imagine a world where non-renewable resources, such as coal and oil, are in short supply! What can we do now to prepare for this future event? In this JASON Digital Lab, you will create a new energy portfolio for a city. Research new sources of energy and take another look at renewable and inexhaustible sources that were once considered “alternative” such as sunlight and wind. If you can help your city move forward into the future, you’ll be featured on our competitive leaderboards!
Great for Earth Day or as an end of the year project!In this problem-based learning activity, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of renewable energy sources by designing their own EcoHouse. Students are provided with an invitation to become citizens of Energize City, which requires that they design a home with some requirements related to energy efficiency and alternative energy.