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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.

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Here's a terrific web site from The Children's University of Manchester called Energy and the Environment. Includes information on energy, how we make electricity, renewable and non-renewable energy, and much more.

The batteries allow the user to have a more steady supply of solar power and to store all energy that comes in throughout the day, none of it to go to waste. The batteries provide power during storms and outages, and can weather almost any storm.Aquion Energy has developed a non-toxic off-grid solar battery that can last a household over 10 years! The salt water powered Aspen Solar batteries can handle daily use and require literally zero maintenance. The batteries can handle up to 3,000…

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Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy Sources. Great short write ups for kids to read about the different forms of energy, how they work, videos, etc.

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Energy Interactive Notebook Pages

Energy for Science Interactive Notebooks and Journals - Topics include Potential and Kinetic Energy, Energy Transformations, Energy Types, Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy and more

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[How long will the non-renewable energy resource base last?] http://visual.ly/how-long-will-non-renewable-energy-resource-base-last

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Renewable and Non renewable energy - Copy paste activity

This is a cut and paste activity about renewable or non-renewable energy.You can choose the colour version or the black and white (my kids preferred the b&w so that they can coloured it). Besides two versions you have the instructions, the place to sort after they cut and an answer key.