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Student Guide. Natural Shale Gas and Oil Reserves. Energy and Methane The latest EPA Inventory of Greenhouse Gases found that methane emissions from natural gas systems fell 17 percent from 1990 to 2012, while natural gas production grew 37 percent during the same period, according to the EIA.

Natural Shale Gas and Oil Reserves

What is Shale Gas? Although we've known for many years that natural shale gas and oil shale reserves were trapped in hard dense deposits of shale formed from ancient sea basins millions of years ago, we did not have all of the technologies needed to access these resources economically until recently. A Few Days of Fracking, Decades of Oil and Gas Production After just two to five days of hydraulic fracturing, a well can supply oil or natural gas for 20 to 40 years. Unconventional Oil a U.S. Game Changer For decades, U.S. oil production fell as our reliance on imported oil grew. Types of Natural Resources. StudyJams. Sign in -or- Register.


Fossil fuels. Search results. Home page. Solar energy. Hands-on Science and Literacy Activities about Solar Energy — Energy and the Polar Environment. Covered by ice, water, and land and subject to seasonal extremes in solar radiation, the polar regions are an ideal context for introducing concepts of solar energy and albedo.

Hands-on Science and Literacy Activities about Solar Energy — Energy and the Polar Environment

Of course, these concepts will be covered in greater depth in upper elementary than in the primary grades. We’ve highlighted primary lessons that focus on understanding the sun’s energy, using a thermometer, and discovering the idea that dark colors absorb more energy. Students in upper elementary test various substances and soil types and begin to make the connection to the difference in albedo between ice, water, and land. You may wish to connect these activities to a study of seasons in the polar regions. Our article “Investigating the Cause and Effect Relationships of Seasonal Change” highlights lessons and activities for introducing seasonal concepts to your students. For each science lesson, we’ve included the appropriate National Science Education Standards.

Grades 3-5 Our Super Star (Grades K-5) Wind energy. Nuclear energy. Different Types of Natural Resources. Kids Korner - Nuclear Power. Acknowledgements Kids Korner is made possible by the creative, talented and dedicated team consisting of the following: Valerie Williams Valerie Williams, Apogee’s Art Director and Lead Artist is the creator and artistic talent behind Kids Korner.

Kids Korner - Nuclear Power

In the late 90s, after producing hundreds of illustrations and animations for Apogee online courses and Internet content over the years, it occurred to Valerie that these expensive art elements could be re-purposed for communicating complicated energy concepts to children. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reaction she received from our utility customers, Valerie undertook the design and began the curriculum development of what has become one of the most elaborate and comprehensive energy education sites around. Margaret M. Margaret M. Michael Overstreet, Product Manager Michael Overstreet is Apogee’s Kids Korner Product Manager and the mastermind of the site’s programming and navigational design.

Conservation of resources. Energy science - An introduction to energy and how we use it. By Chris Woodford.

Energy science - An introduction to energy and how we use it

Last updated: April 5, 2015. Try to think of something that doesn't involve energy and you won't get very far. Even thinking—even thinking about energy! —needs some energy to make it happen. In fact, everything that happens in the world uses energy of one kind or another. Energy is a bit of a mystery. Picture: A supernova is the remains of an exploding star and it's just about the most spectacular release of energy you can get. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water. Aims & Scope CLEAN covers all aspects of Sustainability and Environmental Safety.

CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

The journal focuses on organ/human--environment interactions giving interdisciplinary insights on a broad range of topics including air pollution, waste management, the water cycle, and environmental conservation. The journal publishes an attractive mixture of peer-reviewed scientific reviews, research papers, and short communications. Conservation laws. Natural Resource Law. What is Natural Resources Law?

Natural Resource Law

Natural Resources are described in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 C.F.R.). The C.F.R. defines natural resources as encompassing land, fish, wildlife, plants, air, water, and other such resources belonging to, managed by, held in trust by, appertaining to, or otherwise controlled by the United States, any State or local government, or any foreign government. History The United States has a long history of protecting natural resources, thanks, in large part, to the conservationist efforts of President Theodore Roosevelt. Recycling. Recycling Starts with You!

Additional Resources for Teachers Key Vocabulary for Lessons:recover (verb): to get something backrecycle (verb): to process old items such as newspapers, glass, plastic, and cans so they can be used to make new products Recycling Fast Facts Today, more than 50 percent of the paper used in the U.S. each year is recovered for recycling.

Recycling Starts with You!

That’s 342 pounds for every man, woman, and child in the country. Also weighing in at 342 pounds: an adult black bear. Further Background Information for Teachers For more background information on paper recycling, visit these Web sites: Photo: torn paper: © Don Hammond/Design Pics/age fotostock You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® software, version 4.0 or higher to view and print items marked PDF. References Slide.