The US 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... Learn more about renewable energies like wind, solar, and more
This is a short animated video, explaining the renewable and nonrenewable resources and their purposes. The teacher could show this to the class after the lesson, in order to reinforce ideas and concepts as well as give a visual aid to the students.
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.
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
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!