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Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Sources

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Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Sources

Earth & Space Science

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You get to learn about natural resources by focusing on renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. To test your understanding, you will then be responsible for meetingthe energy needs of a small island.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • List various types of fossil fuels.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels.
  • List various types of renewable energy sources.
  • Compare fossil fuels with alternative renewable energy sources.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What are some common examples of fossil fuels?

~ Some common examples of fossil fuels include oil, natural gas, and coal.

Why are the quantities of fossil fuels limited?

~ The quantities of fossil fuels are limited because they take millions of years to form but very little time to use.

What are some examples of renewable energy sources?

~ Some examples of renewable energy sources include solar, wind, and geothermal power.

Why is it difficult for renewable energy sources to compete against fossil fuels?

~ It is very difficult for renewable energy sources to compete against fossil fuels because these sources are generally much more expensive than fossil fuels.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of the following terms: fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary fossil fuels, renewable energy sources,