Name one renewable and one nonrenewable resource?
Renewable resources are resources that can be used over and over again, like solar energy and wind power. Nonrenewable resources are resources that cannot be used over and over again, like coal and oil. We need to be careful with both types of resources so that they don't run out!
Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
Renewable Energy: Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources like sunlight, wind, water, and geothermal heat, which are constantly replenished. Examples of renewable energy sources include solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass. Nonrenewable Energy: Nonrenewable energy is energy that comes from resources that will eventually run out, such as oil, coal, and natural gas. These resources take millions of years to form and are being used much faster than they can be replenished. Conservation: Conservation is an important part of using renewable and nonrenewable energy sources wisely. Conservation includes using energy efficiently and finding ways to reduce energy use, such as turning off lights when not in use or using public transportation.
Renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and wind power, produce almost 75% of the world's electricity. Fuel cells are a type of renewable energy source that can be used to power cars. Nonrenewable energy sources, such as coal and natural gas, are still used to generate most of the world's electricity.
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What are some examples of renewable resources?
What are some examples of nonrenewable resources?
Why are renewable resources important?
How can we use renewable resources more wisely?
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Question: What are the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources? Clues: • Nonrenewable resources are finite and can't be replenished. • Renewable resources can be replenished over time with natural processes. • Nonrenewable resources can't be reused, but renewable resources can be reused. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to draw a picture that explains the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. B. Put yourselves in the shoes of a 4th grader and explain how renewable resources are beneficial.
What is a renewable resource?
- A resource that can be replenished naturally in a short period of time
- A resource that cannot be replenished in our lifetime
- A type of non-renewable energy
- A natural disaster
Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
- Wind power
- Solar power
What type of energy comes from the sun, wind, and water?
- Renewable energy
- Non-renewable energy
- Inexhaustible energy
- Conventional energy
Which one is NOT a renewable source?
- Geothermal Energy
- Biomass Energy
Which one is an example of biomass?
- Wood chips and waste paper
- Solar panels
Work together in pairs: Q: What are some examples of renewable and nonrenewable resources?