ES Module 17 : Nonrenewable Resources
Lesson 1 : Energy
Objective(s): (1) Define energy and differentiate between kinetic and potential energy; (2) identify different forms of energy; (3) describe how human society uses energy sources.
Essential Question: What is energy and how is it used?
Vocabulary: energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, combustion, energy efficiency, renewable energy, non-renewable energy, electricity
Assignments: Cornell Notes 17-1, Energy IP
Lesson 2 : Fossil Fuels
Objective(s): (1) Explain how fossil fuels formed, (2) Describe the uses of coal and how it is removed from the ground; (3) Describe the uses of oil and how it is extracted; (4) Explain the characteristics and uses of natural gas; (5) Predict the future of fossil fuels.
Essential Question: How did fossil fuels form, and how are they obtained and used?
Vocabulary: strip mining, subsurface mining, petroleum, petrochemical, oil sands, oil shale, methane hydrate
Assignments: Cornell Notes 17-2, Fossil Fuels IP
Lesson 3 : Consequences of Fossil Fuels
Objective(s): (1) Explain how pollutants released by fossil fuels damage health and the environment; (2) Describe the environmental and health effects of mining and drilling; (3) Explain the implications of dependence on foreign nations for fossil fuels; (4) Explain why energy conservation is important.
Essential Question: What problems are associated with fossil fuel use?
Vocabulary: acid drainage, energy conservation
Assignments: Cornell Notes 17-3; Consequences of Fossil Fuel Use IP
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