RFG 2018 Conference

earth's natural resources

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Energy Resources and Your Community Activity 8

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to construct a solar water heater and determine its maximum energy output; Construct a simple anemometer to measure wind speeds in your community; Evaluate the use of the Sun and the wind to reduce the use of nonrenewable energy resources; Understand how systems based upon renewable energy resources reduce our consumption of nonrenewable resources.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Energy Resources and Your Community Activity 7

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to design investigations into the porosity and permeability of an oil reservoir; Understand factors that control the volume and rate of production in oil and gas fields; Explore the physical relationships between natural gas, oil, and water in a reservoir; Understand why significant volumes of oil and gas cannot be recovered and are left in the ground; Use this knowledge to understand the variability in estimates of remaining oil and gas resources; Appreciate the importance of technological advances in maximizing energy resources.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Energy Resources and Your Community Activity 6

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to recognize the overwhelming dependence of today’s society on petroleum; Graph changes in domestic oil production and foreign imports to predict future needs and trends; Understand why oil and gas production have changed in the United States over time; Describe the distribution of oil and gas fields across the United States; Understand the origin of petroleum and natural gas; Investigate the consumption of oil and natural gas in your community.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Energy Resources and Your Community Activity 5

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to examine one of the environmental impacts of using coal; Understand how the use of fossil fuels relates to one of Earth’s major geochemical cycles—the carbon cycle; Understand the meaning of pH; Understand how weather systems and the nature of bedrock geology and soil affect the impact of acid rain; Determine ways that energy resources affect your community; Analyze the positive and negative effects of energy use on communities.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Energy Resources and Your Community Activity 4

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to investigate the production and consumption of coal in the United States; Investigate how coal sources are explored; Understand methods of coal mining; Determine how coal is used in your state; Evaluate possible practices to conserve coal resources.

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