Energy From Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Generating Electricity from Coal
What is a fossil fuel? Ever heard that question? Well, now you have an answer, or least a research project that will allow learners to find the answer on their own. They research how electricity is generated from coal then create a pamphlet illustrating and describing the process, advantages, and disadvantages of using fossil fuels.
6th - 12th Science
Study of the Rain Forest
Spark interest in a current issue while simultaneously developing a deep understanding of complex ideas. This excellent cross-disciplinary unit idea incorporates English and science in the study of the rain forest and the dangers facing it and its inhabitants.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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
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
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
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Here's a fine lesson plan 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.
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
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
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 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
Exploring a Teaching Career Through an Energy Lesson
After learning how to dentify information on energy and its conservation. your class can work in groups to create an activity and lesson plan for elementary students, teaching all about energy and its conservation. Students demonstrate the use of various methods of communication during the presentation of their lessons.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
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
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
Salmon Vs. Dams: the Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River
Young scholars 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