Renewable Energy Teacher Resources
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Study Jams! Renewable Fuels
A single slide introduces each of the following renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, tidal, and biomass. This provides a succinct overview that you can use as a visual aid when you first introduce alternative fuels to your class.
5th - 9th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Harness the Waves
Scotland would like to lead the way in wave technology. The power of the ocean's waves can be converted into usable energy. This fascinating video explores this innovative technology for using waves as a renewable energy source. Even though the video quality is poor, the information is valuable and would be worth showing to a class that is exploring alternative energy sources.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
How a Geothermal Plant Works?
Explain how a geothermal power plant works using this computer-animated video. The narrative is included on the video itself. Though not particularly engaging, the video is educational and can be used if you will be covering geothermal power in your renewable energy curriculum.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Solar energy and biofuels are introduced as future alternative sources of energy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has made it their mission to make these alternatives more efficient and competitive with the use of fossil fuels. This brief video does not provide much information, but it would serve as a good introduction to a unit on renewable or alternative sources of energy.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics
Delve into the practical basics of solar energy. This video opens with a short explanation of photovoltaic cells and how they convert solar energy into usable electricity. Actual footage of photovoltaic cell installation and computer animations exhibit their use in the typical home.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
How Solar Works
Computer animations show how a solar energy system provides electricity throughout a house. It presents like a demonstration video that one might view at a convention or trade show. Perhaps it would be useful during a unit on renewable energy sources as an example of how practical solar energy can be.
1 min 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Nuclear Fusion: Energy of the Future
Around 80 percent of the world's energy demands are currently met by fossil fuels. Nuclear fusion is being explored as a possible renewable energy source for the future. Acquaint your advanced physics learners with the process of nuclear fusion and reactors by showing this video.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Biofuel from Algae
The potential of using algae to produce biofuel is briefly commemorated in this video. Perhaps you could assign collaborative groups different forms of renewable energy and have them research and create a media presentation to share with the class.
2 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Hydroelectric Power - How it Works?
The video quality is poor, but the content is informative. Footage from an actual hydroelectric power plant and colorful computer animations are used to explain how hydropower is converted into usable electricity. This can be used to introduce learners to hydropower with your renewable energy curriculum.
2 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Energy Alternatives: Nature offers a solution
Students describe the pros and cons of different energy sources. In this earth science instructional activity, students respond to survey questions and discuss each other's opinion about the issue. They research an energy source of their choice and share findings with the class.
7th - 9th Science 15 Views 101 Downloads
The Right Balance: Mixing Energy Resources
A class discussion of the various combinations of energy resources used in our country opens this lesson. In cooperative groups, learners analyze data on conversion efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions for different combinations. Finally, they collaborate to research alternative mixtures and create a presentation about their proposals.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners 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. Learners 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 5 Views 6 Downloads
Wind Power! 2
Fourth graders explore how engineers transform wind energy into electrical energy by building their own miniature wind turbines and measuring the electrical current it produces. They see how design and position affect the electrical energy production.
4th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 5 Downloads
Fourth graders develop an understanding of how engineers use wind to generate electricity. They will build a model anemometer to better understand and measure wind speed. They discover that engineers design wind turbines that generate electricity by considering the Earth's surface, wind direction, average outside temperature, the impact by and on birds and insects, and the extreme forces on the turbine.
4th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 7 Downloads
Cell Wall Chemistry of Biofuel
Throughout this five-day lesson plan, emerging environmentalists explore the use of ethanol as an alternative renewable energy source. On days two and three, they actually hydrolyze cornstarch and make colorimetric analyses. Be aware that specialized lab equipment is necessary for the investigation: a Vernier LabPro and Colorimeter, graphing calculators, various glassware and measurement tools.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fossil Fuels: Facing the Issues
Students explore energy by researching fuel usage on Earth. In this fossil fuel lesson plan, students define fossil fuels, the energy created by burning them, and the impact on the environment when using them. Students conduct pollution experiments by mining for cookies, using candles, and creating a mock oil spill.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 27 Downloads