Earth & Space Science
You will learn about erosion, environmental pollutants, and our energy resources. Put that knowledge to good use by performing experiments to investigate the greenhouse effect and by designing a solar-powered car.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
How was coal formed?
~ Coal was formed from the remains of plants that lived millions of years ago and were subjected to high levels of heat and pressure underground.
How is coal primarily used, and how much of the world's energy resources does it represent?
~ Coal is primarily used by industries for heating purposes. It accounts for about 20 percent of the energy resources used around the world.
How did oil and natural gas form, and what are some of their uses?
~ Oil and natural gas were formed by the remains of plants and animals that lived in the seas millions of years ago. Oil is commonly used to make detergents, plastics, fertilizers, and explosives, as well as gasoline and fuel. Natural gas is primarily used as a fuel source in homes and factories.
What are some of the negative environmental effects of using fossil fuels?
~ The burning of fossil fuels can lead to a number of environmental problems, including air and water pollution, acid rain, and global warming.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define erosion, deposition, and wind.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||erosion, deposition, wind|