Renewable energy use is on the rise. In this lesson, students will learn about renewable energy resources as well as their benefits and downsides. Renewable energy is the energy generated from resources that replenish themselves. Examples of such resources include solar, hydro, geothermal, wind, and biomass. Renewable energy can help us in combating climate change and decreasing pollution. But this reliable source of power has some limitations. First of all, they can only generate power on a small scale, can disrupt wildlife, and can be intermittent. Hopefully, advances in science and technology will make renewable energy more accessible, affordable and efficient in the future.
This video satisfies the 4-ESS3-1 requirement of fourth-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.