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Gibbs Free Energy Example
Sal continues his discussion of spontaneous reactions by setting up a reaction between two substances, and using the Gibbs Free Energy method to determine its spontaneity. This video is extremely heavy on the math, and it would be useful for students who are watching it to have their TI -83 calculators at the ready.
10 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
International Perspectives to Climate Change 2
A couple PowerPoint presentations are used to stimulate discussion about the perspectives of different countries on the issue of energy consumption. Afterward, they play a game in which each team is assigned a country, considers its economic growth model, and then compares it to the other countries.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Great Energy Debate
A debate and a board game are wrapped into one activity for your environmental science class. Teams present advantages or disadvantages of their assigned source of energy, and a team of judges either agree or disagree with the statements. If the judges agree, the team moves along a game board.
5th - 12th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Energy in Today's Global Society
Energy analysts assess the environmental cost of fossil fuels and compare it to various alternative energy sources. They role play a community scenario where they develop a plan to provide energy for a certain region. They present an argument convincing the Town Hall that their method is the most effective.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 21 Downloads
Coal Supply and Demand
A hands-on simulation perfect for an economics lesson, young learners investigate the availability of different sources of natural energy (coal, natural gas, oil, solar, and nuclear) and how this availability affects their cost. Simulate the distribution of natural energy sources with beads that are hidden around the room.
5th - 10th Math 18 Views 12 Downloads
Salmon Vs. Dams: the Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River
Students role-play a meeting of the Elwha River council in which they present opposing views to council members on hydroelectric power and salmon fisheries resources. They brainstorm possible conflicts between various people in land-use issues then watch a video on land use in the Sipsey Wilderness area and read about the Elwha river to compile their presentations.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
I Believe In Oklahoma Agriculture
Students explore agriculture in Oklahoma. In this language arts lesson plan, students read about and discuss the affect of agriculture on the economy. Students complete a web quest and create a poster about Oklahoma agriculture.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Zoom-In: Energy Introduction
Sixth graders determine how natural resources can be helpful and hurtful. In this energy lesson, 6th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that complement their research of the positive and negative effects of coal mining.
6th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Global Resources: What Will You Do with Your Power?
Young scholars examine the human impact on natural resources. They read and discuss an article, evaluate nations regarding their environmental problem-solving, develop a presidential speech on the environment, and conduct a natural resources scavenger hunt.
9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 61 Downloads
Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources. Scientist Neil Payne takes a close look at energy consumption in Great Britain and discusses more sustainable alternatives.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nail by Nail, Board by Board
Presenting a distinctly environmental point of view, this expansive set of three sessions guides learners to identify home-building materials and the resources from which they are derived, and to compare materials used by region and historical context.
4th - 11th 21st Century Skills 27 Views 114 Downloads
Open learners' eyes to the challenge of finding safe drinking water – something we often take for granted in our country. The PowerPoint presentation includes images, graphs, diagrams, and even a video to stimulate discussion on how we use and can conserve this precious natural resource.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 26 Downloads
Have your physical scientists try some engineering origami by examining how the folding of materials can have practical and beneficial applications. Teams use their convoluted cortexes to collaborate on constructing a solar panel that is 30 x 90 cm in size, but that will fit into a standard foil dispensing box.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 66 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Solar Kit Lesson #15 - Solar-Powered Electrolysis of Water and the Hydrogen Economy
An outstanding lesson awaits your physics fledglings! After reading about how hydrogen can act as an energy carrier, they examine the electrolysis of water using solar power. They test the gases produced for flammability and will discover that hydrogen and oxygen gases are the results.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
Students experiment with photovoltaic cells and determine the energy use of their appliances. In this renewable energy lesson, students calculate the energy emitted by a photovoltaic cell through an inquiry-based lab. They keep track of the energy they use at home and calculate how many photovoltaic cells they would need for their daily energy needs.
5th - 8th Science 11 Views 75 Downloads
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. This one uses the California State Quarter. During this lesson, pupils learn the many ways they can conserve natural resources such as: water, trees, and even electricity and money.
K - 1st Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Natural Resources Presentations
Project based learning can benefit students in so many ways. This project has students conducting Internet research to determine how humans use different energy sources and how they affect our lives and our planet. They use prezi.com to create a class presentation and iMovie sharing their findings.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Managing Your Energy Budget
Students examine their ecological footprint. In this technology based activity, students calculate patterns of consumption and suggest ways to decrease their resource usage. This activity includes several multi-media resources, videos, and extensions.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 25 Downloads
Conservation of Energy
Fifth graders examine their use of energy over a certain time period. They come up with a plan to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. Groups of learners complete a chart with three columns; energy-using events, the form of energy being used, and stating if the energy being used is renewable or non-renewable.
5th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads