1. Intro to Energy
2. Different Types of Energy- Potential and Kinetic Demo
3. History of Power
4. Energy Solutions
5. Ways to Create Electricity
- Describe how different kinds of energy can be generated
- Make observations of energy being transferred
- Identify tools that can be used to meet human energy needs
4.PS.4 Describe and investigate the different ways in which energy can be generated and/or converted from one form of energy to another form of energy.
4.PS.5 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
6.PS.3 Describe how potential and kinetic energy can be transferred from one form to another.
7.PS.8 Investigate a process in which energy is transferred from one form to another and provide evidence that the total amount of energy does not change during the transfer when the system is closed. (Law of conservation of energy)
ENV.1.2 Understand and explain that human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and give examples of how human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter ecosystems.
ENV.1.7 Identify tools and technologies used to adapt and alter environments and natural resources in order to meet human physical and cultural needs.
ENV.2.1 Describe how matter cycles through sources and sinks and how energy is transferred. Explain how matter and energy move between and within components of an environmental system.
ENV.2.2 Identify the different forms of energy and understand that energy may be converted from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.
ENV.2.4 Recognize and describe the different sources of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, and alternative sources of energy provided by water, wind, geothermal, biomass/biofuels, and the sun.
ENV.2.7 Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and compare and contrast the pros and cons of using nonrenewable resources.
ENV.2.8 Cite examples of how all fuels, renewable and nonrenewable, have advantages and disadvantages that society must question when considering the trade-offs among them, such as how energy use contributes to the rising standard of living in the industrially developing nations. However, explain that this energy use also leads to more rapid depletion of Earth’s energy resources and to environmental risks associated with the use of fossil and nuclear fuels.
ENV.2.9 Describe how decisions to slow the depletion of energy sources through efficient technologies can be made at many levels, from personal to national, and these technologies involve trade-offs of economic costs and social values.
ENV.7.6 Understand and explain how the burning of fossil fuels releases energy, waste heat, and matter (air pollutants).