Earth's Resources Karaoke

S6E6. Gather, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.

A. Ask questions to determine the differences between renewable/sustainable energy resources (examples: hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass) and nonrenewable energy resources (examples: nuclear: uranium, fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas), and how they are used in our everyday lives.

B. Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.

C. Construct an argument evaluating contributions to the rise in global temperatures over the past century, whether it is natural or not or real. Tables, graphs, and maps of global and regional temperatures, and atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, should be used as sources of evidence. Earthviewer app on iPad has CO2 data.

GVS

Kudzu Middle Sites

Cape Cod Wind Farm

Electric Cars Article

Super-Sized Solar Farm

   

Research the nonrenewable energy sources also study data to find out how much of our energy is provided by them.  Research the different types of renewable energy sources and study data to find out how much of our energy is provided by these different renewable energy sources. 


1.

GVS, read pg 7-11. Study the terms and ideas.


2.

Copy these notes!


3.

Some energy research Youtubes


4.

Resource website for non-renewable energy resources


5.

Learn about the non-renewable energy resources.  Read chapters 6, 8. and 9.


6.

Activity Alert:  Any creation/project showing the 4 types of nonrenewable resources or choose one to go into detail.

  7. Nonrenewable Resources Review

7a.

Nonrenewable resources quiz


8.

Sharing Time: Non-renewable Resources

9.

S6E6a Nonrenewable Resources quiz(School City)


10.

GVS, read pg 12-17


11.

Learn about the renewable energy sources Read chapters 10 thru 16.


12

Create a model/demo/presentation about one of the 5 types of renewable energy resources and how we can use them wisely.

  13. Resources Quiz 1

14.

Sharing Time: Renewable Resources


15.

Renewable resources quiz 2.


16.

S6E6a Renewable Resources (School City)

  17. Create a comparision between renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

18.

Complete the project from GVS, pg. 19.  


19.

Renewable energy useage here in Georgia (presentation) Research Site  


20.

Sharing Time: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources


21.

S6E6 Renewable and Nonrenewable  (School City)


22.

Students will read articles pro/con climate change.  Choose a side and defend it with research. Create a presentation or demonstration.

Ollie’s World- info site

The California Energy Archive website


Great activity for all students completing this unit: This is a great scavenger hunt-grade as their final test.


Use this chart to determine what percent of our national electrical production is provided by each of the renewables.


Use this chart to determine which energy sources are used to produce electricity here in Georgia.


Use this chart to learn about renewable and nonrenewable energy for electrical production.


The cost of alternative electrical production


 

1. GVS Earth's Resources and Man

Natural Resources Webquest

2. BBC Renewable and Nonrenewable Info!

Green Squad Webquest

3. Bingo Activity

 

4. Power Project

 

5. Energy Argument! Each member researches a different form of energy & creates a presentation.