Which of these sources of electricity is a renewable resource?
CoalNo. Coal is the fossilized remains of ancient plants, and it takes millions of years to form.
HydroelectricYes. The lake water that provides hydroelectric power is replenished every time it rains.
Natural GasNo. Natural Gas is a fossil fuel, and takes millions of years to form.
Fuel OilNo. Fuel oil comes from petroleum, which requires extremely long periods of time to form.
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UT.8.II.3.a Describe specific examples of how humans have changed the capacity of an environment to support specific life forms (e.g., people create wetlands and nesting boxes that increase the number and range of wood ducks, acid rain damages amphibian eggs and reduces population of frogs, clear cutting forests affects squirrel populations, suburban sprawl reduces mule deer winter range thus decreasing numbers of deer).
4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
MS-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.