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Review Energy-4

Which of these is NOT an example of a renewable energy source?

  1. Wood

    No. Because we can grow more trees, wood is a renewable energy source.
  2. Coal

    Yes. It takes millions of years for coal to form, so it is not considered a renewable energy source.
  3. Hydroelectric power

    No. Thanks to the water cycle, water is added to the lake above the dam, making this a renewable energy source.
  4. Wind energy

    No. Wind energy is constantly renewed by uneven heating of the Earth.

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SC.4.E.6.3 Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.
Recycle video
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4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
Investigating Acid Rain video, checked
Solar Power video, checked
Review Energy-4 quest
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5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Recycle video
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