Non-renewable Resources Teacher Resources
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Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Fifth graders are introduced to the important topic of renewable, and non-renewable, resources. They are expected to be able to correctly categorize different types of resources as renewable or non-renewable. Another emphasis of this lesson is to teach the importance of conserving our non-renewable resources.
Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system to generate energy.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Non-Renewable Energy Resources
After brainstorming on our use of electricity, elementary energizers participate in a simulation where each student represents a city, utility provider, or fuel company. Tokens are used to purchase electrical energy, and as more is used, the impacts become evident.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources
As pupils progress through this lesson, it will dawn on them that the sun is an amazing source of renewable energy. They examine a case study of a place where it wasn't welcomed, and then conduct research to decide their own positions on the use of solar energy for generating electricity.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Renewable Resources in New York (Part 1)
Part one of a two-part series on renewable resources being utilized in New York is here for you. This first part focuses on the wind power farms that are popping up all across the state. There are many more than you might imagine. The host does an excellent job of explaining how these wind farms generate electricity.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science
Renewable Resources in New York (Part 2)
Part two of a two-part series on renewable resources being utilized in New York is here for your viewing. This part focuses on the photovoltaic solar power systems that are popping up all across the state. The host also visits the home of a family that installed a photovoltaic system on their roof.
8 mins 6th - 12th Science
How Things Work : What Are Renewable Resources?
Renewable resources are the star of this informative video on energy sources. The instructor does a great job explaining exactly what renewable resources are, going into detail about each. He also encourages the conservation of non-renewable resources.
3 mins 6th - 8th Science
Make Your Own Biodegradable Plastic Stuff
Learners identify the four basic natural resources. They distinguish bettween renewable and non-renewable resources. Pupils recognize that all natural resources are needed by living plants and animals. Students list consequences for continued use of non-renewable resources.
4th - 6th Science
Although this presentation was put together as a student teacher project, there is a segment of slides within it that can be used to introduce your young scientists to renewable energy sources. It compares nonrenewable resources to renewable resources, and then touches upon solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal energy.
5th - 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.
Environmental Studies: The Power of Wind
Investigate the prospect of wind as a renewable resource. Second and third graders make a pinwheel, answer critical thinking questions, and then attempt to use wind power to wind string. I would be more apt to use this lesson in a 1st or 2nd grade class than for 3rd graders.
1st - 3rd Science
Natural Resources Bingo
Bingo isn't just a silly game, it's a great way to practice all types of skills. After reviewing that the earth is composed of natural resources, what those natural resources are, and sustainability, the class plays a game of bingo. The game focuses on categorizing and identifying various objects to determine what type of natural resource they are.
2nd - 8th Science
MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources
Young scholars consider the development of different societies. In this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Young scholars use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in their local environment.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Energy From Wind And Moving Water
Second graders investigate air and water as two sources of energy. They determine that wind and moving water are renewable resources that have advantages and disadvantages in their use. Through the design and construction of wind- and water-propelled devices, they identify factors that affect the motion and control of such devices.
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
Natural Resources: Can We Use Them Forever? Grade 2
Bright colors and animation are great ways to attract a young students attention. Students are introduced to the concepts of renewable and non-renewable resources as they pose the question, will our resources be around forever? This PowerPoint provides solid examples of resource types, ways to protect our resources, and a link to an environmental awareness website.
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 CCSS: Adaptable