Related Topics:1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
Associated Grade Levels:7-89-1011-12Public
1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.
1.3 Energy is neither created nor destroyed.
1.4 Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from system to system.
1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
1.6 Chemical and nuclear reactions involve transfer and transformation of energy.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.
4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.
4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.
4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
6.2 One way to manage energy resources is through conservation.
6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.
6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.