Renewable Energy

 

Skill Level:  2

Category:  Nature
AdventSource Honors Handbook PDF
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Wikibooks.org Article/Answer Key
Originating Institution:  North American Division

 

Requirements:

1.What is renewable energy?  

 

2.Why is renewable energy important?

 

3.Describe how each of the following sources is used as a renewable source of energy.  Draw an illustration depicting the usage of at least 3 of these renewable sources of energy.

a.Wind Power 

b.Bioenergy

c.Geothermal Energy 

d.Hydropower 

e.Ocean Energy 

f.Solar Power 

 

4.As a group, discuss some of the earliest forms of renewable energy.  Are there energy forms that might have been used before sin?  By Noah? By the patriarchs? 

 

5.Individually or as a group, show at least five important events in the history of renewable energy through:

a.Presentation

b.Video

c.Interactive game

d.Speech

e.Display

 

6.Discover the source of most reusable energy.  

 

7.What are some commercial and industrial uses of renewable energy? 

 

8.Why have many governments invested in renewable energy sources?  Be able to site at least two examples. 

9.What are some of the issues facing the use of renewable energy?  What are some of the advantages and potential disadvantages of moving away from fossil fuel energy sources to renewable energy?

 

10.Build, not from a kit, two different devices to harness some form of renewable energy*.  These devices may include:

a.Potato clock

b.Solar or wind powered motor

c.Hydropower lift

d.Your choice.

 

11.Brainstorm a list of at least four Biblical texts/stories that illustrate the use of renewable energy. 

 

 

*Note:  The internet search engines provide tons of information when you type one of the sources of renewable power and “science experiment.”  Thus for hydropower you would search for “hydropower science experiment.”