Have you every wondered where the electricity you use everyday comes from? Use the resources on the Energy Sources and Use student esheet to help you explore various energy sources—from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
What are the major forms of fossil fuels?
How were fossil fuels formed?
How are these fuels collected?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using fossil fuels?
Why do these reports suggest that communities should begin to look at alternative energy resources?
What are the benefits of using renewable energy technologies?
Why aren't some renewable resources widely accepted today?
Which energy resource is cheaper in the short run? In the long run?
What is meant by the terms "environmental costs" and "social costs"? What are some examples of each?