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Alternative Energy Sources
After reading the True Story of the Three Little Pigs, sixth graders consider the use of sustainable and alternative energy sources. They participate is a panel discussion on the topic, conduct research and present their findings orally. This activity is driven by research and discussion which make it collaborative and engaging.
6th Language Arts 13 Views 24 Downloads
Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system to generate energy.
3rd - 8th Science 16 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An Air-Powered Car
Youngsters read text about an environmentally-friendly car. They try to figure out the meaning of the vocabulary in the text and discuss issues related to alternative energy sources. This thoughtful, well-designed plan has all the worksheets you need to successfully implement the activities described.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
The Greenhouse Effect
Why does it get so hot inside of our cars in the summertime? The greenhouse effect! Lab groups experiment to see what happens to an ice cube enclosed in a jar and placed in sunlight as compared to an ice cube outside of the jar. They record the corresponding temperatures as the experiment proceeds.
5th - 8th Science 15 Views 81 Downloads
Young scholars identify major contributors to the U.S. energy makeup, recognize trends in energy consumption, express opinions on alternative energy sources, and evaluate positive and negative attributes of the alternative energies in relation to US foreign pol
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
Students investigate the global importance of the African and Asian countries that export petroleum. They access the OPEC website and research this organization. They answer questions and write an essay about alternative energy sources.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students determine the breakdown of worldwide energy consumption by various sources. After reading an article, they examine recent research in the area of alternative energy sources. Using the internet, they research the forms of alternative energy and present their information in a mock hearing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Energy Solutions; A Brochure
By creating an energy brochure, teams of science learners inform others about the advantages of using alternative energy sources. An instructions page for your class and a grading rubric are provided. The lesson focuses on photovoltaics, or solar power, but you could assign each group a different form of alternative energy to research and present.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 94 Downloads
Trash to Gas
Students experiment with biomass materials as alternative energy sources. In this biomass material lesson plan, students participate in an experiment with cow manure to determine how it can be used as an energy source. They record their data in a chart that they use to make a bar graph.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Energy in a Clean Environment
Students examine the efficiency of each alternative energy source as well as what limitations exist in terms of extracting the usable energy. They determine which energy source is most effective to the economy and the environment in the future.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Exploring Alternative Energy Sources
Students research the amount and kinds of energy that are produced and consumed in the United States, including the limitations of this kind of consumption. They research and create a display to teach classmates about a specific renewable resource.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 32 Downloads
Harness the Waves
Scotland would like to lead the way in wave technology. The power of the ocean's waves can be converted into usable energy. This fascinating video explores this innovative technology for using waves as a renewable energy source. Even though the video quality is poor, the information is valuable and would be worth showing to a class that is exploring alternative energy sources.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Explore our reliance on oil and the need for alternative energy sources. Oil shale, a sedimentary rock product that can be processed into crude oil, is offered as a possible step toward a completely renewable future. This is a high-quality presentation.
10 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads