Vocabulary for Describing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
At the end of the lesson, the advanced-level student will be able to identify and use words related to renewable energy and energy efficiency correctly.
Renewable energy, energy efficiency, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydro energy, biomass, cogeneration, passive solar, conservation, efficiency
Whiteboard/chalkboard and markers
Today, we will focus on vocabulary related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will discuss the different types of renewable energy sources and methods used to increase energy efficiency.
Renewable energy: We will start by discussing the different types of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources include solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and hydro energy. Solar energy is generated by the sun and can be used to produce electricity. Wind energy is created by the movement of air and is used to generate electricity and power the sailing ships. Geothermal energy is created by the heat of the Earth’s core and can be used for a range of applications. Hydro energy is produced by the movement of water and is used to generate electricity.
Biomass energy: Next, we will discuss biomass energy. Biomass energy can be produced from a range of organic materials, such as wood and agricultural waste. This form of energy can be used to generate electricity, heat, and power transportation.
Cogeneration: We will also discuss cogeneration. Cogeneration is a process that generates both electricity and heat from the same source. This process is used to increase efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Passive Solar: We will also talk about passive solar. Passive solar is an energy-efficient process that uses building materials and design to reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling.
Conservation and efficiency: Finally, we will discuss conservation and efficiency. Conservation is the practice of using resources wisely and minimizing waste. Efficiency is the use of energy, time, or resources with minimal waste.
The goal of this lesson was for students to gain an understanding of words related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. We discussed the different types of renewable energy sources and methods used to increase energy efficiency.
-Discussed renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro)
-Discussed biomass energy and its uses
-Discussed passive solar
-Discussed conservation and efficiency