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Biomass

Energy conservation

Greenhouse Effect

Natural Gas

Power resources

Water Power

Bio-Energy

Energy Development

Heating

Nuclear Energy

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Wind Power

Coal-fired Power Plants

Fossil fuels

Hydroelectric Power Plants

Nuclear power plants

Renewable Energy

Windmills

Cooling

Geothermal Energy

Hydrogen

Petroleum

Renewable energy sources



Global Warming

Hydropower

Photovoltaic power generation

Solar Energy




 

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Web LinksComputer

The Web sites listed on this page have been previewed and selected for this topic. If additional information is needed, use the suggested keywords and phrases to search the Internet.

Alternative | Biomass | Geothermal | Nuclear | Ocean | Solar | Water | Wind

PowerAlternative Energy

http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/index.htm
Energy Resources - Created by Andy Darvill, Science teacher at Broadoak Community School, Weston-super-Mare, England

http://netpilot.ca/aes/
Alternative Energy Sources: Advantages & Disadvantages - from the Alternative Energy Sources Information Site - has clear explanations to a variety of alternative energy sources, including videos and links to additional resources

FireBiomass Energy

Basic Information

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/biomass.html
Biomass Energy - from the United States Department of Energy

Energy Kids
site

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter10.html
Energy Story Chapter 10: Biomass Energy from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

Challenge yourself

http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biomass.html
Biomass Energy - explains what biomass energy is and the various forms it comes in. From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/biomass/index.html
California: Biomass
- from the California Energy Commission.

GeothermalGeothermal Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter11.html
Energy Story Chapter 11 - Geothermal Energy from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/geothermal.html
Geothermal Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids site

Challenge yourself

http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_geothermal.html
Geothermal Energy - explains what geothermal energy is and the various forms it comes in. From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/geothermal/index.html
California: Geothermal -
from the California Energy Commission.

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/PlusSide/geothermal.html
Plus Side of Volcanoes: Geothermal Energy - find out how volcanoes can generate energy for people to use, from the USGS.

NuclearNuclear Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter13.html
Energy Story Chapter 13 - Nuclear Energy:Fission and Fusion from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=nuclear_home
Nuclear Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids site

Challenge yourself

http://www.world-nuclear.org/how/fuelcycle.html
Nuclear Energy Made Simple -The Nuclear Fuel Cycle - from the World Nuclear Association

http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelnuclear.html
Nuclear and Uranium Home Page - Energy Information Administration - United States Department of Energy

TidesOcean/Wave Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter14.html
Energy Story Chapter 14 - Ocean Energy from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/ocean.html
Ocean Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids site
Scroll down to Tidal & Wave Power.

Challenge yourself

http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/ocean.html
US Department of Energy - Renewable Energy

http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/wave.htm
Energy Resources - Created by Andy Darvill, Science teacher at Broadoak Community School, Weston-super-Mare, England

SolarSolar Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter15.html
Energy Story Chapter 15 -Solar Energy from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kidshttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/solar.html
Solar Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids sitev

http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/
Roofus' Solar Home - meet this crazy canine and find out what makes a home energy efficient. Lots of information on solar power.

Challenge yourself

http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/solarthermal/index.html
California: Solar -
from the California Energy Commission.

http://www.azsolarcenter.com/education/solar011199.html
Arizona Solar Center (AZSC) - find out all about solar energy and technology in Arizona.

http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_solar.html
"About solar energy - There are a variety of technologies that have been developed to take advantage of solar energy. NREL performs research to develop and advance all of these technologies." From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

hydro powerWater Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter12.html
Energy Story Chapter 12 - Hydro Power from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/water.html
Water Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids site

Challenge yourself

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/water/how_hydropower_works.html
Hydroelectric Power - describes how water's mechanical energy is turned into electricity. From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

http://www.wvic.com/hydro-facts.htm
Facts About Hydropower - see charts and read interesting facts. Click the link at the top to learn how the power of falling water is converted into electric energy.

Wind PowerWind Energy

Basic Information

http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter16.html
Energy Story Chapter 16 - Wind Energy from the California Energy Commission Energy Quest site for kids.

energy kids logohttp://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/wind.html
Wind Energy - from the United States Department of Energy
Energy Kids site

Challenge yourself

http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/wind/index.html
California: Wind - from the California Energy Commission.

http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_wind.html
Wind Energy - explains how wind energy works and how it is used.
From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory


 

SOL & AASL StandardsSOL

Science Standards of Learning - Virginia

Sixth Grade

6.2
The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses.

Eighth Grade

PS.6
The student will investigate and understand states and forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.

AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.

1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.

1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.

1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.

1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

2.1.1 Continue an inquiry based research process by applying critical-thinking skills [ ] to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-word situations, and further investigations.

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understanding, make decisions, and solve problems.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understanding effectively.

3.1.5 Connect learning to community issues.

3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.


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