Stop Motion Film: Renewable vs NonRenewable Energy Sources

This quick stop motion film asks & answers the question what makes an energy source renewable or nonrenewable. The material was originally made for middle school students learning about energy. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 For more visit my portfolio at

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Comments ( 20 )
  1. wagifilmz
    November 7, 2012 at 2:27 am

    That’s great !
    Please check out my first
    stop motion animation …
    “wagi filmz intro”

  2. shelleysaxtonfort
    November 7, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Hey Rachael ,.we have made some progress the last 45 days on our website, but it seems our most important job is educating…if you ever have a few minutes I would love you to watch what we have put together so far …I would love you to critique, it really needs to be simple and to the point. my personal email is shelleyfort@yahoo.was wondering if you had finished your other interactive program? Thanks loads..shelley I look forward to your new links

  3. lavagirl94able
    November 7, 2012 at 3:22 am

    This helped me get an a in social studies

  4. ElectricSaver1200
    November 7, 2012 at 4:01 am

    cute but educational…. 🙂 great work..

  5. spartanlegit1
    November 7, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Actually gasoline can last forever their are many unexpected areas that harvest energy so we can never run out of gas coal we just have to make diffrent ways to find it

  6. Austin Kelly
    November 7, 2012 at 5:11 am


  7. sampcdmb
    November 7, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Hello Rachel. I love this video – entertaining, creative and educational. perfect. i am going to use it in a training program for adults on natural resources. i have been searching youtube and i was wondering if you had ever come across a video that explained renewable vs non-renewable resources in general (ie not just energy). I searched but I have not found anything nearly as good as your video. Thank you.

  8. TheRachelFulton
    November 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Great! Share as you like 🙂 Also, I’m finishing an interactive multimedia Flash program for kids regarding renewable energy. If you would like a link to the program, please let me know! Should be complete & polished for public viewing by the end of the month. Also a lot of my renewable energy stuff is on my online portfolio – if it helps I’ll put the portfolio link in the video description for you to take a look, share, and/or grab resources 😀

  9. shelleysaxtonfort
    November 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Awesome Video , I am stuck to these youtube video’s learning as much as I can while preparing for our launch nationwide in the partnering with Renewable Wind Energy Program….prospect of being part of the solution while being incentivised is very enticing….I’m going to share this outside explaination with all I know

  10. TheRachelFulton
    November 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Try adding to the end of your answer the type of resource that is using the chemical energy source and define whether it’s nonrenewable or renewable. For example, the sun initially uses a chemical energy source and solar is considered renewable. Whereas, fossil fuel burning power plants use a chemical energy source, but they are nonrenewable.

  11. TheRachelFulton
    November 7, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Sounds like you answered a resource question with an energy source. There is a difference between resources (methods that transform energy to something usable – like a powerplant) and energy sources (these are the initial energy sources like sound energy). There are both nonrenewable and renewable resources that use chemical energy sources. 

  12. Nadd Leto
    November 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

    i had this type of question in my exams and for the examples of non-renewable energy, i answered it as chemical energy. do you think my answer is correct? please tell me asap. thanks 🙂

  13. jsn1627
    November 7, 2012 at 7:56 am

    awesome video, I’m an English as a foreign language tutor and I’ll be using this with a 14 year old German as part of our environment topic 🙂

  14. cmbattle1013
    November 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Nice job Rachel. I am going to show it to my 6th grade students in preparation for a test. You’re awesome!

  15. Kiavash99
    November 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Nice little video 🙂

  16. GoBot2007
    November 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Cool video

  17. BattleCraftAU
    November 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    😀 my whole term of school summed up into one video, INCREDIBLE

  18. greenenergynj1
    November 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    great education and animation on renewable energy, thanks

  19. TheRachelFulton
    November 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

    great! thank you for the comments :)

  20. Acr1m
    November 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    very well done, love your animation!

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