What's the big deal?

Link to alternative energy webquest click on off shore rig :)

Before we look at alternative energy sources, we will examine controversies concerning the current energy sources. What's the big deal anyway? Why can't we just do what we have always done? Is there really a problem?

Objective: To gain knowledge about controversies regarding current energy sources

Procedure: Each group will have a "topic" to research & will share their findings with the class. You will have a large piece of paper & markers at your disposal to present your findings. 

1.) Offshore Drilling Controversy

http://science.howstuffworks.com/offshore-drilling-controversy3.htm

 2.) Coal Controversy

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/MountaintopRemoval/

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/32597-earth-appalachian-coal-digs-up-controversy-video.htm

3.) Glaciers & global warming

 http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/07/global.warming/index.html

4.) Chernobyl & Nuclear Power Controversy 

http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/chernobyl.html

5.) The Unpleasant News about Global Warming

http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/globalwarming.html

6.) Energy Debate: Oil, Nuclear & The Alternatives

http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/energy.html