2 GOALTo be able to distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources and list advantages/disadvantages of each.
3 Nonrenewable Resources When they are used up, they cannot be replaced by natureAbout 92% of the energy consumed in the United states is comes from non renewable energy sources.
4 Nonrenewable Resources Nonrenewable Resource Examples1. Fossil FuelsCoalOilNatural Gas
5 Nonrenewable Resources Nonrenewable Resource Examples2. Minerals- mined, dug out of rocks and soil(Metals, gemstones)
6 Nonrenewable Resources Advantages of Nonrenewable Resource1. Easily mined, Easily transported, Easily Refined, and Easily used.2. Extremely cheap3. Everyone uses them
7 Nonrenewable Resources Disadvantages of Nonrenewable Resource1. Limited supply leads to them being more expensive in the future.2. Harmful to the environment when they are mined.3. Harmful to the environment when they are burned.Coal, natural gas, oil, and gasoline are all fossil fuels and release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. This causes global warming due to the greenhouse effect. Rising sea level, desertification, shortage of food and water, etc.
8 Renewable Resources Renewable Resources Resources that are continuously replaced by natureMakes up 8% of energy usage in the United States.Most renewable resources go towards making electricity.
9 Renewable Resources Renewable Resource Examples 1. Wind 2. Water (hydroelectric power)3. Geothermal4. Tides5. Solar6. Biofuels7. Nuclear (Nuclear is sometimes considered non-renewable because Uranium comes from rocks and is therefore limited).
10 Renewable Resources Advantages of Renewable Resources 1. Unlimited supply2. Generally Clean: Do not release Carbon Dioxide but nuclear waste is harmful.3. Fairly cheap4. Most are just as good as non-renewable energy sources at creating electricity and running our vehicles.
11 Renewable Resources Disadvantages of Renewable Resources 1. Wind turbines can kill birds and bats. People don’t like looking them.2. Nuclear energy leaves nuclear waste, which is radioactive (causes cancer).3. Geothermal energy is not available everywhere (only in volcanic areas such as Iceland).4. Energy from tides not easily transported inland.5. Cars would have to be reengineered to support biofuels.Hydroelectric dams force fish to be blocked from potential breeding areas.
12 Pair Activity Nonrenewable resources include OilCoalNatural GasSee if you can come up with atleast 3 more resources that the Earth provides us with (either renewable or nonrenewable)