Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

(PS-3809A)

College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.

Resources & Consumption

Lab Summary

Use My World GIS to investigate the global energy resource economy by analyzing data to determine the global distribution and use of energy resources including fossil fuels, hydroelectricity, and renewable energy sources.

**Requires My World GIS License.

Theory

Students determine the present state of the global energy resource economy and the use of alternative forms of energy based on global production and consumption. To do this, they:

  • Analyze resource data to determine the global distribution and use of energy resources.
  • Explore connections between fossil fuel production and consumption.
  • Examine alternative energy use and its relationship to the use of fossil fuels.

Method

In this activity, students analyze global energy resource data for fossil fuels and renewablesources. Students look at the energy production and consumption of each resource and:

  • Use My World GIS to determine which countries have the greatest quantity of resources.
  • Explore the relationship between a country's production and consumption of energy resources.
  • Contrast the data for individual countries with data calculated per capita.
  • Identify countries that use alternative energy sources and compare that to its use of fossil fuels.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

My World GIS Classroom (10 seat) License

(SE-7352C)

Allows the installation and use of the Software on up to 10 computers within the confines of a single classroom or student laboratory at a K-12 educational institution, or on a single mobile cart.

The Associated Bundle:

College Environmental Science Sensor Bundle

(PS-2930A)

Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.