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Earth's Energy Sources (pre-assessment)

Author(s): Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Earth's Energy Sources (pre-assessment)

This pre-assessment is designed to allow you, the teacher, to estimate students’ existing knowledge about global warming, the atmosphere, fossil fuels, the carbon cycle, protecting the skin, among other topics, before beginning the unit. It also can be used for self-assessment by students once the unit is completed.


Teacher assessment of students’ prior knowledge related to the atmosphere, carbon cycle, skin and skin cancer risk, and climate change.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish. 

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education