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Renewable vs Nonrenewable 101

  • Page ID
    185611
  • To Do To Answer
    Read about the four main types of fossil fuels (factsheets are attached below)
    • How is each fossil fuel mined?
    • What are the pros and cons of each?
    • How does each produce energy?
    Play the game Virtual Oilwell
    • Summarize the rules of the game and how you can do well in the game
    • Were you successful in the game? Why or why not?
    Play the game Energyville
    • What are the challenges faced in meeting the world’s future energy needs, according to the game?
    • What are the opportunities and trade-offs associated with various energy sources?
    • Were you able to properly power your city? Why or why not?