This is for Mr. Thompson's periods 2, 4 & 7 Earth Science classes.
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2012
Start your research here. Not only does World Book have information about alternative energy sources, but it also gives you web links on your topic to further your research.
You must see Mrs. Rouleau for the password to access World Book Online.
These are some of the print resources we have in the library media center. There are more than what is listed here.
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science
Call Number: REF 553.7 Lerner
Publication Date: 2005
Volumes 2 & 3 of this set contain information about water as renewable energy sources. Think hydroelectric, tidal energy and wave power.
World of Earth Science
Call Number: REF 550 World
Publication Date: 2003
This set has information on all forms of renewable energy. Use the Table of Contents or index to locate your topic.
Renewable Energy: Opposing Viewpoints
Call Number: 333.794 Langwith
Publication Date: 2009
This resource discusses all types of renewable energy and the pros/cons of each.
Call Number: 333.78 Cru
Publication Date: 2005
An overview of renewable energy sources.
Call Number: 333.79 Passero
Publication Date: 2006
Pro/cons of different renewable energy resources.
These websites are provided as a starting point for your research.
- Renewable Biomass
This website tells how biomass becomes biogas and how people can harness this energy source.
- Renewable Geothermal
This website tells how geothermal energy is created and how people can and do harness it.
- Renewable Hydropower
Hydropower basics, history, as well as what states in the US use hydropower.
- Renewable Wind
Wind basics, how electricity is generated from wind, types of wind turbines and where they are located.
- Renewable Solar Energy
This website tells how people harness solar energy, about photovoltaic cells, and which states use solar energy.
Information on radiant energy, fusion and fuel cells
- Ocean Energy Council
Information about tidal energy, including pros and cons.
- Ocean Wave Energy
Description of wave power.
- How Algae Biodiesel Works
This website is about how algae is converted into biodiesel and the pros/cons of this alternative energy source.
- Radiant Energy
From Wikipedia. One of the better web sites about Radiant Energy.
- How Fuel Cells Work
Information on fuel cells.
BE SMART ABOUT WHAT WEBSITES! Remember, when you use a website for research, the website needs to have an author. The best websites for research will have a bibliography or links where that author found his/her information.
If you use an online citation generator, be sure your citations are MLA 7th edition.