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What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

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Geothermal energy is _____.

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1. Geothermal energy has been used by humans _____.

2. To capture geothermal energy for electricity generation, we _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the pros and cons of geothermal energy. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of geothermal energy and the process necessary for collecting geothermal energy for electricity generation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you'll be assessed on:

  • Geothermal energy defined
  • How long humans have been using geothermal energy
  • Process necessary for collecting geothermal energy for electricity generation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the pros and cons of geothermal energy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the history of geothermal energy usage and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process necessary for collecting geothermal energy for electricity generation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy

Additional Learning

To learn more about energy sources, review the accompanying lesson on Pros & Cons of Geothermal Energy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe regions in which it's possible to collect geothermal energy
  • Define subducting tectonic plate boundaries and divergent plate boundaries
  • Relate additional advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy usage
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