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Author

CK-12

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Health

Resource Types

  • Videos, 1 minute, 22 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Ebooks
  • Interactive Media
  • Assessments

Regional Focus

Global

Nonrenewable Energy Resources

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Synopsis
  • This interactive book chapter describes the many types of fossil fuels, the effects of burning fossil fuels on the environment, and the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  • Students will interpret data about pollutants from fossil fuels and reflect on chapter information through reflection questions and an interactive quiz.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The content is scaffolded through diagrams, data sets, and video explanations.
  • The quiz at the end of the chapter allows students and teachers to gain immediate feedback.
  • Teachers can edit and add additional resources to the chapter before assigning them to their class.

Additional Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of the existence of climate change and its negative impacts on the planet.
  • Teachers and students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.
  • Vocabulary terms will show their definitions if you hover over them and there is an outlined overview in the "Review" section.

Differentiation

  • Students can view the information in different ways to ensure comprehension.
  • Consider having students use a graphic organizer for the vocabulary terms and main concepts.
  • When signed in, students have access to a toolbar that allows students to highlight, note-take, read summaries and view additional information about the chapter.
Scientist Notes
This resource underscores non-renewable energy sources and the need to divest from coal and transit to clean energy. This is recommended for teaching
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • 6-8.RST.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
      • 7.ESS3.1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
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