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What heppen when oil runs out ?
Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world, and the combustion engine its indomitable heart. In 2009, oil wells around the world pumped an estimated 84 to 85 million barrels out of the Earth, and countries consumed just as much [source: EIA]. At this rate, how long can we go on pumping fossil fuels out of the ground without exhausting our supplies?
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Task for teaching
Energy Kids - The difference between renewable and non renewable
Renewable energy sources including biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind, and solar provide 8% of the energy used in the United States. Most renewable energy goes to producing electricity.
- ACSHE194considering the scientific knowledge used in discussions relating to climate change
The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific researchACSHE228Considering how choices related to the use of fuels are influenced by environmental considerations
Value and attitude outcomes:
SC5-2VA shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures.
Science Understanding Outcomes:
SC4-13ES explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and managementSC5-13ES explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues