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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 32 Views 23 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 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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, 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 3 Views 6 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 10 Views 9 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 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students recognize the importance of saving energy to save natural resources. In this saving energy instructional 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 4 Views 32 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 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Genome: Controversy for All Times
Young scholars examine the genome and discuss the ethical and moral issues surrounding it. In groups, they discover the differences between ethics and morals and discuss where the concepts of good and bad come from in society. After reading an article on cloning, they research how technology has changed the major ethical issues today and write an essay on their findings.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 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 6 Views 46 Downloads
Learners design and build solar-powered cars. In this renewable energy lesson, students view websites showing a Department of Energy contest and solar-powered car design guidelines. They work in teams to design and build prototypes of a solar-powered car.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Energy Task Force
Young scholars simulate a meeting of the President's energy task force in order to observe how energy policy may be developed with the input of various groups. Students will form groups with the following roles: lobbyists, members of the government, scientists, and environmentalists.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
See the Wind
Students explore alternative energy sources. For this wind energy lesson, students will investigate the difference in the speed and smoothness of wind at different altitudes above earth. Students will use kites, helium balloons, streamers, and a wind speed meter to see the way wind works, they will then discuss their observations and the implications of wind as a renewable resource.
5th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 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 Effects of Trash and Garbage On the Environment
Students tell the difference between natural and human made materials, packaging and non-packaging items, animals, plants and minerals, renewable and nonrenewable resources and identify compostable and recyclable materials.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads