Earth & Space Science
You will discover and learn about natural resources by focusing on renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. To test your understanding, you will then be responsible for meetingthe energy needs of a small island.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Why is sunlight one of the cleanest methods of energy production available?
~ Sunlight is one of the cleanest methods of energy production because it does not need to be searched for, mined, extracted, transported, combusted, transmitted, or imported. It is always available.
What are the key advantages of solar energy?
~ Solar energy is clean. It is also a renewable energy resource. This means that it is an inexhaustible resource and will be available as long as the sun is present. Another advantage is that solar energy does not produce hazardous environmental waste.
Why is the sun thought to be the most important energy source?
~ The sun is thought to be the most important energy source because it provides heat for humans and animals. Additionally, sunlight is required to grow plants that humans and animals consume. Also, solar energy can generate electricity in a clean manner and is a renewable resource that is always available.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: energy, energy source, and inexhaustible energy resource.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||energy, energy source, inexhaustible energy resource|