4th Six Weeks Curriculum
Science Explorer: Energy Resources Pages 290-317
(Note: Ongoing -HOMEWORK students need to read pgs. 290-317)
Chapter 9 Sections 1,2,3,4
TEKS 3e; 8b; 9a,b,c
TAKS Objective 2
Chapter 12 Sections 1,2,3,4,5
TEKS 5b; 8b; 14b
TAKS Objective 2,5
TEKS covered in all Labs
1a,b; 2a,b,c,d,e; 3a; 4a,b
Energy Resources - 4th Six Weeks Objectives:
-Identify energy types from source to use.
-Explain transformation of energy during production.
-Compare methods for transforming energy in devices.
-energy transformation -fossil fuel -solar energy
-nonrenewable resources -renewable resources
-nuclear fission -nuclear fusion
-hydroelectric power -geothermal energy
-How do fuels provide energy?
-Why are fossil fuels considered nonrenewable?
-What are 3 energy transformations that occur in a power plant?
Cross-Curricular Connection: Activities
1. Pick an energy source for the future. Create a commercial to promote using your choice.
2. Pretend you have no electricity for a day. Create a list of all the devices you can not use from when you wake until you go to bed. Then rearrange the list from greatest to least importance.
Section 1: Energy and Fossil Fuels p.292-298
-A fuel is a substance that provides a form of energy as a result of a chemical change.
-Energy can be converted from one form to another.
-The three major fossil fuels are coal, oil, and natural gas. These fuels release more energy when they are burned than most other substances do.
-Because fossil fuels take hundreds of millions of years to form, they are considered nonrenewable resources.
Chapter 9 Project - Energy Audit