Earth & Space Science
You get to 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:
What are some common examples of fossil fuels?
~ Some common examples of fossil fuels include oil, natural gas, and coal.
Why are the quantities of fossil fuels limited?
~ The quantities of fossil fuels are limited because they take millions of years to form but very little time to use.
What are some examples of renewable energy sources?
~ Some examples of renewable energy sources include solar, wind, and geothermal power.
Why is it difficult for renewable energy sources to compete against fossil fuels?
~ It is very difficult for renewable energy sources to compete against fossil fuels because these sources are generally much more expensive than fossil fuels.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should have a general understanding of the following terms: fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||fossil fuels, renewable energy sources,|