Renewable Energy Teacher Resources

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Students investigate energy consumption. In this energy lesson, students brainstorm activities that use electricity and ways to conserve energy. Students read the electric meter at their house.
Students access prior knowledge of solar energy and understand that solar energy produces heat. In this solar cooker instructional activity, students complete grade appropriate experiments using the heat of the sun. Students complete a worksheet on colors and the sun.
Students role play moving to an unknown virtual island. In this earth science lesson plan, students describe energy challenges they're facing. They discuss possible energy options available.
For this energy crisis and energy alternatives worksheet, students fill in the blanks of sentences when given terms related to the environment, the energy crisis, renewable resources and non-renewable resources.
Young scholars design a boat model with simplified steam engine. In this ecology lesson, students compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They determine the efficiency of their boat model.
Students explore the ways that engineers study and harness the wind. They study the different kinds of winds and how to measure wind direction. In addition, students learn how air pressure creates winds and how engineers build and test wind turbines to harness energy from wind. Excellent extension activities imbedded in this plan show students how to make a wind vane and a wind turbine.
Middle schoolers explore wind energy. In this wind power lesson, students create models of wind turbines and experiment with changes that will help efficiency. Middle schoolers watch a video on wind power and discuss. Students work in groups to create their wind turbine. Middle schoolers use different base widths, blades, and materials to create the turbines.
In this energy alternatives explorations activity, students explore alternative energy sources by using the linked web resources to answer 8 questions about different resources and identify the ones that would work in their community.
Students observe a model of a waterwheel to investigate the transformations of energy involved in turning the blades of a hydro-turbine into work. They work as engineers to create a model for a new waterwheel while considering resources, such as time and materials, in their design. Students also discuss and explore the characteristics of hydropower plants.
Learners participate in ESL/EFL activities as they read an article about nuclear power plants. In this ESL/EFL lesson, students read an article entitled, "Germany To Close All Nuclear Power Plants." They work on building vocabulary, sequencing, and reading comprehension. They answer true/false questions, make charts, and complete a 10 minute writing activity.
Explore ethanol and how it is produced. Young scientists investigate photosynthesis and fermentation to the concept of conservation of energy and mass. They discuss the environmental and economical benefits of ethanol as a fuel additive.
Alternative energy and economics, two big topics that are taking the front seat in an informative activity. Kids begin to consider the cost benefit of alternative energy choices and how they affect consumers based on non-price determinants. They'll work through a series of problems and read related information as well as contact local school authorities to see it they are participating in any alternative energy programs.
Students discuss the benefits of using solar energy. For this earth science lesson, students select a solar project they want to work on. They prepare a presentation and share this with the class.
Learners read an online article to study the positive and negative aspects of nuclear energy, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. They conduct a debate on technology of the future.
Students design and construct a solar-powered model car. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, construct the car in small groups, and participate in a car race.
High schoolers create a camp for the future. In this simulation activity, students will research various energy sources, and create a proposal for the "city council" to recommend what energy sources should be used for a summer camp in the year 2050.
Young scholars explore wind energy by making a pinwheel to model a wind turbine. They experiment with their turbine by placing it in different locations for optimal energy.
Sixth graders build a turbine engine to observe effects of the wind. In this wind energy lesson, 6th graders read an article and work in groups to build a simple turbine engine. Students connect a voltmeter to monitor different wind speeds.  Students complete a worksheet.
Here is an impressive series of lessons that has learners work together to create a sustainable community transportation plan that could be implemented where they live. This is an ambitious project for your pupils to take on, and will require a lot of group research to achieve success. Each group is assigned a specific suburban location that they use to do their study, create their plan, and present to the class.
Learners research and report the costs and benefits of making their own homes more energy efficient. In this energy conservation lesson, students explore energy efficient technologies and design over several days. They complete a home energy check and show what they have learned by writing a research based report on energy efficiency in their own homes.