2 Mind mappingIn pairs you are to create a mind map responding to the following questions. You have 2.5 minutes for each branch: Branch 1 – Uses (What do we use energy for?) Branch 2 – No Energy (What do you think would happen if there was no energy on Earth?)
3 Branch 3 – Resources (What energy resources can be used to generate electricity?) Branch 4 – Environmental Impacts (How do energy resources effect our environment?) (Are there some resources that effect our environment more than others?)Coal, Gas, Oil, Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Hydropower
5 Earth is the only known planet that sustains life Earth is the only known planet that sustains life. This is due to it containing a wide range of natural resources.Natural resources on earth include:SoilAirWaterPlantsSunlightMineralsNatural resources can be either renewable or non-renewable.
6 NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES A natural resource that once used cannot be replaced or restoredWe use these resources faster than the Earth is able to produce more
7 Nuclear fission uses uranium to create energy. NUCLEAR ENERGYNuclear fission uses uranium to create energy.Nuclear energy is a nonrenewable resource because once the uranium is used, it is gone!
8 COAL, PETROLEUM (OIL), AND GAS Coal, petroleum (oil), and natural gas are considered nonrenewable because they can not be replenished in a short period of time. These are called fossil fuels.