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With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as four other questions provided for project ideas.
5th - 8th Language Arts 46 Views 34 Downloads
Policy Issue Report
Acting as executive agencies preparing reports to present to the public, your learners will use these detailed project guidelines and choose from a wide range of policies (i.e. NAFTA, national health care, Israeli relations, and global warming) to research and discuss with the class.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Students recognize the importance of saving energy to save natural resources. In this saving energy activity, students complete a worksheet to find types of electricity meters in their homes. Students use meter readings to calculate energy consumption.
4th - 8th Math 5 Views 33 Downloads
Plugged In To CO2
Watt is going on here? Middle schoolers are learning about energy use and carbon dioxide emissions! In the first part of this lesson plan, learners measure how much energy different appliances consume and calculate the amount per day. In the second part, they determine the carbon dioxide produced by each appliance and compare their findings to regional data from the US Department of Energy.
6th - 10th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads
Getting Oriented: A Move to Alternative Fuels
Discussion, reading, and critical thinking are only some of the things learners will be doing in this four-part unit on alternative fuels. They read about different fuel sources, how they are manufactured, and the pros and cons of each type.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Home Energy Audit
Youngsters make a mental assessment of electricity-consuming appliances in their homes and then evaluate them for the amount of energy consumed. They learn how to use power meters and measure the electrical consumption of several devices. After calculating the cost of energy used, they analyze and discuss results.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 10 Downloads
In this fuel sources worksheet, students calculate the E85 alternative fuel costs per gallon compared to the cost of gasoline. Students complete a table to show the comparison prices. They create a triple line graph to show the relationship between the price per gallon of E85, the equivalent price to gasoline and the average price per gallon of gasoline.
7th - 9th Science 7 Views 47 Downloads
Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Prior to class, individuals visit the Department of Energy website to examine the process of refining oil. After discussing what they learned, they find the Gulf of Mexico on a richly illustrated map that specifically indicates where offshore drilling has taken place.
5th - 9th Science 4 Views 6 Downloads
Combined Fuel Efficiency
Practice simplifying complex fractions and long division of polynomials with this brief exercise. These four questions make a challenging warm-up activity or a short, but comprehensive, follow-up after a detailed lesson on algebraic operations with polynomials.
8th - 11th Math 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources
As pupils progress through this lesson, it will dawn on them that the sun is an amazing source of renewable energy. They examine a case study of a place where it wasn't welcomed, and then conduct research to decide their own positions on the use of solar energy for generating electricity.
6th - 8th Science 26 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and research, they will zoom in on a specific example of an industry using this method of electricity generation.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Working with Wind Energy
After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials provided.
2nd - 12th Science 13 Views 11 Downloads
Energy Activities with Energy Ant
This resource is comprised of four different reading assignments, a board game, and a collection of worksheets about energy. You will need to peruse the individual handouts to see which apply to your curriculum and specific grade level, but please do so; you are sure to find something that you will like!
1st - 5th Math 45 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Affordable Energy for Our Future
The question of affordable energy in the United States is debated by high schoolers. Each participating team prepares a multimedia presentation as they prepare to debate. Research skills, creativity, and critical thinking are all employed in this pertinent and richly detailed lesson plan.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization
After learning about the technology of grid modernization, middle schoolers investigate its effectiveness in energy conservation. This is accomplished through a collaborative research assignment, resulting in a written summary and additional questions.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 64 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Non-Renewable Energy Resources
After brainstorming on our use of electricity, elementary energizers participate in a simulation where each student represents a city, utility provider, or fuel company. Tokens are used to purchase electrical energy, and as more is used, the impacts become evident.
3rd - 5th Science 16 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks
Take a closer look at hydroelectric and geothermal energy with your physical science class. Do the benefits really outweigh the costs to the surrounding areas? After doing some reading about each, small groups discuss and create a presentation about one of the two energy sources.
5th - 9th Science 39 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Choosing Energy-Efficient Appliances
What makes this lesson stand out from others about our personal energy use is the myriad of high-quality materials that support it. Find clear images, well-designed worksheets, links to related websites, and a presentation rubric for the assigned small-group project.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed