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Renewable Energy: a Resource for Key Stages 3 and 4

This book by John Stringer discusses five main categories of renewable energy - wind, water, solar, geothermal and biofuels. It considers the technology, economics, and environmental impact of renewable energy projects in order to enable students to form their own views about renewable energy.

The resource contains a variety of information sheets, activity sheets and case studies, along with teachers' notes and guidance. The clear illustrations help to show how energy can be harnessed.

Is renewable energy viable?
Wind energy: teacher notes
Geothermal energy: teacher notes
Solar energy: teacher notes
Energy from water: teacher notes
Biofuels: teacher notes

[b]Wind energy[/b]
A clean energy source
Power from a wind turbine
Make a model turbine
A vertical axis turbine

[b]Geothermal energy[/b]
Heat from the Earth
Naturally hot water

[b]Solar energy[/b]
Passive solar heating
Active solar heating
Solar cooking
Model a solar panel
A solar barbecue

[b]Energy from water[/b]
Energy from the sea
Hydroelectric power: case study
Power from the deepest oceans
Energy from the waves and tides

Fuel from waste
A refuse-burning power station
High-tech firewood and home-grown diesel

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