EL Civics for ESL Students

Earth Day Lesson, Page 3

by www.elcivics.com
An Energy-Saving Fluorescent Light Bulb Among Incandescent Light Bulbs

Are fluorescent light bulbs better for the environment than incandescent light bulbs?

  • Yes, they are.


  • Fluorescent bulbs cost more, but they use less electricity so people save money on their electric bills.


  • Fluorescent bulbs also last longer.

 

Solar Panels on a Roof

What are solar panels?

  • Solar panels are flat panels that collect energy from the sun and convert it into electricity.


  • Solar panels can be put on the top of houses.

 

Windmills Collecting Energy

How do wind turbines work?

  • When the wind blows, the blades on the wind turbines turn.


  • This creates power that is turned into electricity.

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