Renewable (Alternative) Energy Resources Links
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How Stuff Works
Go here and search for your energy source to understand exactly how it works.
Habitable Planet Online Text Energy Resources Info
The Habitable Planet website has individual chapters on each renewable energy source (see Unit 10 on the Habitable Planet website).
Methane/Natural Gas
Natural Gas/Propane
Using Methane from Landfills
Seattle Using Methane from Landfills to Create Electricity
Animations for Active Solar Heating System, Photovoltaic Cells, Hydroelectric Power and Energy from the Ocean
Scroll down to Renewable under Textbooks in the center of the page.
Biomass and Biofuels Info Sheet
Geothermal Info Sheet
Geothermal Energy Facts
Hydroelectric (Hydropower) Info Sheet
Hydrogen Info Sheet
Passive Solar
Passive, Active Solar and Photovoltaics
Check out this site to learn the difference between passive and active solar and photovoltaics.
Solar Power Info Sheet (overview of direct, indirect and electricity from photovoltaic)
Wind - more stuff
Wind Power - even more stuff
Wind Power Info Sheet
Stewart Brand on Colbert
Interview with Stewart Brand, author of Whole Earth Discipline
The Science of 350
Three numbers you should know to really understand global warming climate change. See also Bill McKibben's blog post about the magical number 350: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/10/the-science-of-350-the-most-important-number.php
Practice Quizzes - McGraw Hill
Habitable Planet Videos
Links to short (approx. 30 min.) videos that will be assigned throughout the year: 1. Click on the "Many Planets, One Earth" video and answer questions 2-6 and 8-12 on the worksheet (find under homework).
Environmental News Network
Good source for your environmental news scrapbook. Once a month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan), each APES student will print out and secure in a notebook one environmental news article from either this internet source or a local source (Daily Hampshire Gazette or other local news source). You will annotate the article as follows: "one question I have is . . . . " and "one thing that makes sense to me is . . . ." At the end of the semester each student will pick one of their articles to create a three-part Free Response Question from.
Estrogens in the Ocean?
Economic Forces Reading
Read this in addition to Chapter 1
Measuring (and Reducing) the Human Footprint
Read this after Chapter 1 Notes have been given and before the Quiz on Chapter 1.
Flashcards and Practice Quizzes
Habitable Planet Online Text
13 Ways to Look at a Hedgehog
Food for Thought: One reason Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare
Paul Ehrlich's "Too Many Rich People: Weighing Relative Burdens on the Planet
IPAT equation description included.
Scientific Notation Problems - Multiplying and Dividing
Do these problems before Friday, Sept. 11. You will have problems similar to this on the test on Friday.
Adding and Subtracting Numbers in Scientific Notation
Adding and subtracting in scientific notation is actually more "difficult" than multiplying and dividing! Do these before Monday, Sept. 13th when you will have a short quiz on adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing numbers in scientific notation.
Oh no! The APES exam in in 2 weeks! Multiple Choice Practice Questions
Great multiple choice practice questions.