Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages


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The _____ is an underground concentration of hot water and steam that can be tapped into for energy production.

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1. Which of the following can use the stable temperature of the earth to heat and cool buildings?

2. Identify the statement that is TRUE of geothermal energy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the pros and cons of geothermal energy. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the advantages and environmental impact of geothermal energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessment questions test your knowledge on:

  • What an underground source of heat and steam used for energy is
  • A tool that can use earth's temperature to heat and cool
  • Types of geothermal power plants
  • The environmental impact of geothermal energy
  • Advantages of geothermal energy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pros and cons of geothermal energy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the advantages of geothermal energy
  • Making connections- use understanding of geothermal energy to identify its impact on the environment

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages to understand the concepts covered in the quiz better. Objectives you will find in this lesson include:

  • Describe geothermal energy
  • Relate how geothermal reservoirs fit into a discussion of geothermal energy
  • Explain the functions of geothermal power plants
  • List at least three advantages of geothermal energy as well as three disadvantages