Henderson M.S Science
4th Six Weeks Curriculum

Science Explorer: Energy Resources Pages 290-317
(Note: Ongoing -HOMEWORK students need to read pgs. 290-317)

Energy Resources
Chapter 9 Sections 1,2,3,4
TEKS 3e; 8b; 9a,b,c
TAKS Objective 2

Fresh Water
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.

Key Terms:

-energy transformation     -fossil fuel   -solar energy 
-nonrenewable resources    -renewable resources
-nuclear fission           -nuclear fusion
-hydroelectric power       -geothermal energy
-energy conservation

Key Questions:

-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

Key Ideas:
-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
My Quia activities and quizzes
Forms of Energy
Forms of Energy
Useful links
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