Energy: Sources & Types
Puzzles created by the ORNL DAAC, especially suited for grades 1-7
Lists of web sites categorized by subject areas within science. Subject areas included are: Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, History of Science, Careers, Life Science, Informal Education, and Process Skills.
Here you'll find fun answers to all the energy questions you ever had . . . and didn't have answered in science class. There's something for everyone.
In this guide, we will be looking at the energy that makes our world work, including: Geothermal Energy, Fossil Fuels -- Coal, Oil and Natural Gas, Hydro Power and Ocean Energy, Nuclear Energy, Solar Energy, and Wind Energy. We will also look at turbines and generators, at what electricity is, how energy is sent to users, and how we can decrease the energy we use.
Dozens of activities for kids categorized in various difficulty levels. Includes resources for parents and teachers.
A comprehensive Web-book on energy science that includes hundreds of excellent vocabulary references. Includes a link to an Encyclopedia of Energy Science!
Discusses the Earth's carbon cycle. Explains types of energy and how each is used including Biomass energy, Solar energy, Wind power, Geothermal energy, Hydroelectric power, Coal, Oil, Natural gas, and Nuclear power.
Discusses that almost all of the energy we use comes from non-renewable sources and the two insoluble problems associated with them: the large amounts of pollution and the eventual drying up of supplies. Includes a chart on Renewable energy resources with Pollution, Regeneration Time, and Importance for each. [Excellent resource about energy]
Discusses alternative, safe and sustainable sources of energy, including solar power, wind, wave and geothermal energy. Also discusses the critical importance of energy efficiency in delivering an economically and environmentally acceptable but sustainable source of energy for the 21st century.
Discusses what renewable energy is and alternate sources of energy such as Solar energy, Biomass, Fuel cells, Hydel energy, Geothermal energy, Co-generation, and Wind energy. [Includes a glossary of vocabulary terms]
Science Projects in PDF format. These science projects will help students learn about solar energy and how it works. The first three projects focus different ways to use solar thermal (or heat) energy. The fourth project focuses on solar electric energy. [Includes glossary of terms]