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Students investigate energy conservation. In this energy conservation and analyzing data lesson, students identify and explain several energy sources and research renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Students use statistics form data tables to calculate the cost of driving a car, heating a home, and other common uses of energy, then brainstorm ways in which we can conserve energy.
3rd - 6th Math
New Review Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
Energize an environmental science unit on natural resources with this collection of instructional materials. From simple coloring sheets for primary grade children, to guiding questions for a high school research report, a wide variety of worksheets and activities are provided that engage children in learning about renewable and non-renewable energy.
2nd - 10th Science 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
Make it Last
Fifth graders simulate extending the life of a nonrenewable resource. They conduct experiments that attempt to extend the life of a non-rechargeable battery. Pupils brainstorm a list of Earth's nonrenewable resources. Students write in their journals how one of the nonrenewable resources that they choose could be conserved.
Everything Comes From Something
Students 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
Fourth graders classify resources as renewable or nonrenewable while playing a board game. They read King John story and discuss the story. Students explore renewable and nonrenewable resources. They play the resources game that show what resources are renewable and what are nonrenewable.
Mining in Texas
7th - 9th Science
Current Sources of Energy to Maintain a Sustainable Future
In small groups, fourth graders identify different sources of renewable and non-renewable energy. They research the pros and cons of using each of these resources. They rank household appliances according to energy usage and efficiency. An excellent resource, well worth your time.
Sixth Grade Canal Sciences Program Outline; Energy and Conservation
Sixth graders investigate the various features of the process of the scientific inquiry as it relates to the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. In this energy and conservation activity, 6th graders explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to other forms of energy such as wind and water.