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.
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.
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.
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.
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.