ERIC Number: ED455116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Environmental Risks of Using Combustion as a Source of Energy.
Barry, Dana M.
Burning things like wood, fossil fuels, and gasoline are the easy way of capturing energy in today's society. In this paper, the risks of using combustion as an energy source are discussed and acid rain, air pollution, and greenhouse effects are described. Additional student activities and resources are included. In addition to being informative, it encourages students in grades 7-12 to analyze these risks and to brainstorm for solutions such as alternate energy sources and forms on energy conservation. (YDS)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Energy, Environmental Influences, Fossil Fuels, Public Education, Science Activities, Secondary Education
For full text: http://www.ched-ccce.org/confchem/2001/b/dmbarry.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the CONFCHEM Online Conference, "Environmental and Risk/Benefit Issues in the K-12 Science Classroom" (July 6-31, 2001).