Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from renewable and non-renewable
resources and how their uses affect the environment.
Students will research different types of energy sources and create a cause and effect graphic organizer that shows what positive and negative effects each of these energy sources has on the environment.
Disciplinary Core Idea
Energy and fuels (fossil fuels, wind energy, solar energy,
hydroelectric energy) that humans use are derived from
natural sources, and their use affects the environment in
multiple ways. Some resources are renewable over time,
and others are not. (UE.ESS3A.a)
The students will learn about the difference between non-renewable and renewable energy sources. They will use several different websites to learn more about these sources and determine various effects that these sources have on the environment.