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!
Fossil fuels currently drive around 90% of energy production levels. Latest figures suggest that our most plentiful resource, coal, has a maximum lifespan of 250 years, with oil and natural gas falling much shorter. This infographic outlines how a dependence on fossil fuels is putting the long term future of our planet in jeopardy.
This Alternative Energy Resources poster is designed to aide students in understanding that energy can be created from the power of the wind, water, sun, earth, plants, and animal waste. The Texas TEK (5.7C) is listed within the poster inlcuding if the TEK is a Readiness or Supporting Standard.
This worksheet requires students to compare and contrast renewable and non-renewable energy resources. To complete the activity, students must cut and paste words and phrases into a Venn diagram. An answer key is included.