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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001


Earth and Space Science, Grade 9 or 10

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

The Earth's Sources of Energy

Broad Concept: Numerous earth resources are used to sustain human affairs. The abundance and accessibility of these resources can influence their use.

2.1 Recognize, describe, and differentiate between renewable (e.g., solar, wind, water, biomass) and nonrenewable (e.g., fossil fuels, nuclear [Ura-235]) sources of energy.
2.2 Explain the advantage and limitations of renewable sources of energy.
2.3 Explain the advantage and limitations of nonrenewable sources of energy.
2.4 Describe ways in which people have tried to control the use of renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, e.g., scientific advances, prices.
2.5 Describe the effects on the environment of using both renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy.
2.6 Describe ways in which scientists are addressing effects on the environment of using both renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, e.g., creation of new technologies.


Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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