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[Fossil Fuels] [Nuclear Energy] [Hydro Power] [BioMass Energy] [Geothermal Power] [Wind Power] [Solar Energy] [Student Handouts] [Teacher Resources]

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OVERVIEW

This project integrates with science.  You will research fossil fuels and an assigned alternative energy.  Your goal is to convince the audience, the reader, why your alternative energy is better than fossil fuels.  To do this, you will need to gather facts about fossil fuels and the assigned alternative energy.  Various sources will be used: classroom textbook, library resources, and internet resources, which are listed below.  Utilize source cards and note cards to track where your information was obtained.  The 5 paragraph essay will consist of the following paragraphs:

  1. introductory

  2. fossil fuels

  3. defining and explain your alternative energy

  4. advantages of the alternative energy

  5. conclusion paragraph. 

If you follow the rubric you will be successful.  This project is double-graded, which means a grade is earned in science and English (a research grade and an essay grade).

 

Non-Renewable Energy Sources

Fossil Fuels

Andy Darvillís Energy Site: Fossil Fuel

Energy Kids' Page: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas

Energy Story: Fossil Fuels

Florida Power & Light: Natural Gas

U.S. Department of Energy: Fossil Fuel

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

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Nuclear Energy

AEI: Nuclear Energy

Andy Darvillís Energy Site: Nuclear Energy

Energy Kids Page: Nuclear

Florida Power & Light

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

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Renewable Resources

 

Hydropower (Water)

AEI: Hydropower

Andy Darvillís Energy Site: Hydropower

Energy Kidís Page: Hydro

Florida Power & Light

Hydro Research Foundation

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

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Florida Power & Gas: Hydropower

Biomass Energy (Plants)

AEI: Biomass

Andy Darvilleís Energy Site: Biomass

Energy Kids Page: Biomass

Florida Power & Light

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

 

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Florida Power & Light: Biomass

Geothermal Energy (Heat from the Earth)

AEI: Geothermal

Alliant Energy Geothermic

Energy Kidís Page: Geothermal

Florida Power and Light

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

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Florida Power & Light: Geothermal

Wind Energy

AEI: Wind

American Wind Energy Association

Andy Darvillís Energy Site: Wind Energy

Energy Kids Page: Wind

Florida Power & Light

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

 

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Solar Energy (Sun)

AEI: Solar

Andy Darvillís Energy Site: Solar Energy

Energy Kids Page: Solar Energy

Solar Sam's

NEED Energy Info Books: All Topics (pdf)

 

 

 

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Solar Sam's Solar Energy

Student Handouts

 

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Teacher Resources

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