Earth Science Unit 3.2 Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is defined as energy produced from resources which will not get consumed and run out.

There are 4 major types of renewable energy sources:

Geothermal: uses the heat of the earth

Hydroelectric: recovers energy from gravity when water flows down from a lake (reservoir) through a dam.

Wind: produced electricity when wind turns a motor.

Solar: concerts energy from the sun into electricity.


Energy Production by Country

Earth Science Unit3 Non-Renewable Energy

textbeeok reading pgs 159-160 (coal)

Coal, Oil and Gas – where did it all come from?

Nuclear Power
read page 162-163
This is a nice sales pitch about how we can easily and permananently dispose of nuclear waste.

This is a comedic view of the nuclear waste problem which is sadly closer to the truth.

Do Section 2 Review #1- and #8. Finish fr HW.


Earth Science U1.3 Minerals and Rocks

Note: This presentation covers minerals (that’s the part you should study). The presentation also includes background/review on atoms, sub atomic particles and orbitals – you can skip those slides for now.




This presentation covers rocks and the rock cycle.
Be sure you can identify three kinds of rocks, know how they are formed and how one type of rock is transformed into another type of rock. (example:how does sedimentary rock turn into metamorphic rock)


Now we’ll get into a little more detail:
Igneous rocks

How can you distinguish between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks?
video by Mike Sammartano

Sedimentary rocks

Metamorphic rocks

Earth Science U1.2 Core to Crust (The inside out story)

Earth Science U1.2 Core to Crust (The inside out story)


learning Objective: students will know the components of earth’s interior from the core out to the crust.  Students will be able to draw a cross sectional diagram of the inside of the earth.

Physical Structure: The earth is made of layers like shells



Write down the size and composition of each layer







Temperature of the interior of the earth.

Go back to your worksheet and write in the temperature of each layer.

Earth Science U1.1 Maps as models of the Earth


Earth Science U1.1 Maps as models of the Earth

Lesson 1: Learning Objective:
Students will know basic types of maps and earth projections, latitude and longitude. Students will be able to locate major cities and geographical features by their coordinates.

Why Study Earth Science?
Watch the video and write down at least 6 important facts and/or ideas.

Class discusson: 5 minutes

Drawing the earth as a globe:
















Link to Monkey-See What is Topography?

Developing a topographical map of a clay mountain.