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Are Your Computers Wasting Energy?
After reading about the amount of energy that is used to power a personal computer, learners take a look at their own computer use and therefore, their energy consumption. They do this through a series of questions and computations on the worksheet.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Genome: Controversy for All Times
Learners 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
Students design and build solar-powered cars. In this renewable energy instructional activity, 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
How Much Energy Do You Use?
Students take a survey of energy-consuming appliances in their homes and calculate the daily cost of operating these machines. They identify those appliances that consume the most energy and consider ways to reduce the amount of energy they consume.
3rd - 6th Math 9 Views 16 Downloads
Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in this relevant resource.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Comparing Light Bulbs
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare the energy efficiency of each, measuring the energy wasted in the form of heat.
K - 8th Math 12 Views 8 Downloads
The hole in the ozone layer may "scaereosol" to death! Meteorology, environmental, or atmosphere students read about the atmosphere's ozone content and the sources of air pollution. This is a valuable reading resource for your atmosphere unit.
6th - 8th Science 22 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Twisting Tale of DNA
Introduce biology classes to the structure of DNA, the role of genes, and how mutations occur with this nifty resource. After viewing an animated video, discuss the accompanying Think questions and then explore the myriad of additional resources that can be accessed through the Dig Deeper feature with your life scientists.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 35 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Strike a Pose: Modeling in the Real World (There's Nothing to It!)
Adjust this lesson to fit either beginning or more advanced learners. Build a scatter plot, determine appropriate model (linear, quadratic, exponential), and then extend to evaluate the model with residuals. This problem uses real-world data and challenges one to make predications based on the model.
8th - 12th Math 55 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Electricity Mix Tradeoffs
Use the accompanying presentation and colorful technology sheets to introduce your class to the 10 different energy technologies. Connect kids to an interactive computer tool that allows them to combine different types of power generation and find out how it will affect emissions and costs.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads
Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin
High schoolers research the hydroelectric plant removal project that is underway on the Klamath River. They consider the replacement of hydroelectric dams with geothermal power plants and form an argument based on their viewpoints. Since this is a current topic, it is and ideal case study for emerging enviromentalists.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Power Systems & Efficiency
Are you looking for a reading resource about the efficiency of power systems? Here is one that introduces the output/input ratio, measurement of energy by joules or calories, and efficiency ratings. For STEM classes that are learning about power systems, this would be a useful handout.
6th - 9th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Be a Scanning Probe Microscope
Extensive reading is done in order to learn about scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale. Afterward, individuals use a pencil to probe an unidentified object that is inside of a box so that they cannot see it. Using only what they could gather via the probe, they draw the object.
3rd - 9th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Help your class improve the energy efficiency of their homes with the draft-o-meter. Simply tape a sheet of plastic wrap to a pencil and use it to observe any air leaking through windows, doorways, and other locations around the house. To avoid potential problems caused by the stickiness of plastic food wrap, consider using pieces of plastic grocery bags instead.
K - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Youngsters examine resource maps to find out which states are using solar and wind power and discuss as a class various other renewable energy sources. They use a provided data table to record pros and cons to each technology, build and experiment with wind turbines, and discuss public policy regarding the subsidization of different power-producing technology.
6th - 12th Science 20 Views 22 Downloads
Teach your environmental studies, life science, or engineering class how an internal combustion engine works using the first few slides of the accompanying presentation. Then, focus in on the resulting carbon emissions. Finally, take a peek at possible alternative-fuel-powered automobiles and consider public transportation.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
The Role of Water in the Generation of Electricity
Not only do we need to drink water to survive, it has become increasingly important to us in its ability to help generate electricity. In some cases, it is renewable, and in others, it is not. Middle schoolers scrutinize a scenario by analyzing the effect of certain methods of electricity generation that require water.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review A Recipe for Traits
A thorough activity on hereditary traits is sure to inspire and intrigue your biology learners. Kids use coded strips to determine what hereditary traits their fictional dogs can inherit by deciphering the characteristics, and drawing the completed dog.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 6 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 20 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Electrical Energy from Source to Destination
After viewing images of energy resources used for generating electricity, the class discusses the process of transformation. In pairs, they work on describing what they see in a diagram of a power plant and in graphing its energy data.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed