Standard 6.2
Energy Sources and Transformations

The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses. Key concepts include
a) potential and kinetic energy;
b) the role of the sun in the formation of most energy sources on Earth;
c) nonrenewable energy sources (fossil fuels, including petroleum, natural gas, and coal);
d) renewable energy sources (wood, wind, hydro, geothermal, tidal, and solar); and
e) energy transformations (heat/light to mechanical, chemical, and electrical energy).

Potential and kinetic energy

Sources of Energy - Energy Transformations

Nonrenewable Fossil Fuels vs. Renewable Energy Sources