Energy From Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Protect Our Planet Piece by Piece
What exactly is a food web? Scholars examine endangered species and examine the earth's ecosystems as a big puzzle requiring all pieces to function correctly. Draw a basic web as you explain and discuss what might happen if one animal became extinct.
2nd - 4th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
One of the most precious resources we have on the planet is water. In a comprehensive and engaging three- to four-day lesson, groups work together to determine where the world's water supplies are located, how pollution travels through the ground, then design a t-shirt promoting water conservation or showing that water is important to all life on earth.
5th - 8th Science 57 Views 59 Downloads
Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are negative, while the others all earn positive scores.
4th - 8th Science 35 Views 32 Downloads
Students assess their own energy use to help develop an awareness of the different types of natural resources affected by consumers. Their calculations show them how much they are personally impacting the Earth. Very meaningful and enlightening instructional activity!
6th - 12th Math 6 Views 56 Downloads
New Review Renewable Energy
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources are the focus of a series of activities that prepare learners for a performance task assessment on energy. Groups identify the various sources of energy and classify these sources as either renewable or non-renewable.
7th - 10th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Here's a fine instructional activity on renewable and non-renewable sources of energy for your 5th graders. In it, learners list a number of natural resources on the board, then try to sort the resources into appropriate categories. This helps them to define and understand renewable vs, non-renewable resources.
5th Science 18 Views 41 Downloads
Marcellus Shale: Who Pays?
After viewing short clips of unfortunate events, your class will consider two sides of a homeowner's court case, and then learn about the Marcellus shale deposit beneath the state of Pennsylvania and the hydraulic fracturing process. In small groups, they take on pro-industry or pro-environment sides, research, and then share their findings.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Canada Now and in the Future
Eleventh graders research information about Canada in The Canadian Atlas, examine human impact upon landscape of Canada, and discuss ways Canadians can preserve their land and standard of living by using country's natural resources more efficiently.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Everything Comes From Something
Learners and their families use a multitude of products every day. These products are manufactured in part or entirely from natural resources. Students explore about renewable and nonrenewable resources and trace resources' points of origin by constructing and analyzing a product map.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 8 Views 55 Downloads
Have and Have-Not
Is there a correlation between a country's wealth and the extent of its ecological footprint? What exactly constitutes an ecological footprint, and how does one country stack up against the rest? This is a unique activity to incorporate into Earth Day activities or an environmental science class.
7th - 9th Math 24 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 8 Views 22 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 activity, 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, 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
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed