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Fourth graders brainstorm the differences between the fossil fuels that people use in their transportation now and what they could use to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. They use a variety of techniques from webquests to writing samples in these lessons.
In this resources learning exercise, learners review how reducing, reusing, and recycling help to conserve resources. Students compare renewable resources with non-renewable resource. This learning exercise has 27 short answer questions.
Students investigate the by-products of wood and explore the wood products in their own environment. Products containing both cellulose and silvichemicals obtained from the trees are examined in this instructional activity.
For this natural resources worksheet, students will brainstorm 3 examples of renewable resources and 3 examples of nonrenewable resources. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
For this natural resources worksheet, students will brainstorm 4 examples of renewable resources, 2 examples of nonrenewable resources, and 3 ways to conserve resources. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
In this resources worksheet, students will compare and contrast examples of renewable resources and nonrenewable resources. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
Students explain the importance of renewable and nonrenewable resources. In this earth science instructional activity, students classify which resources can be reused or not. They write a letter to the president urging him to do something about current energy crisis.
Students select a wide variety of presentation methods to compare Planet X and Earth. Students share these with their classmates. Students select other methods to present their ideas about a livable planet for human life forms. Students interpret the large data retrieval chart and other charts used in the project.
Sixth graders compare the use of energy in the U.S. and the EU and determine viable solutions. They discuss other populations and decide what their sources of energy and how each country uses energy. Pupils work in committees representing the EU and the US. Each committee is then divided into three groups. Each group is responsible for creating graphs showing sources of energy and amount used by population and by country.
Students experiment to determine the effect of solar energy on the temperature of water. For this renewable resources lesson, students measure the temperature of water in a flask that is exposed to sunlight. They relate their results to the use of solar energy as an alternative energy source.
What a wonderful way to explore wind power! Through this lesson, learners get a background in the history of wind power, create their own wind turbine, and the test their designs. This is a terrific way to tie scientific principles to real life examples.
High schoolers identify natural resources and describe the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources. They also identify the disadvantages and advantages of the resources.
Students examine human health by identifying dangerous pesticides. For this agriculture lesson, students research the food production system in the United States and discuss dangers such as pesticides, chemicals and insecticides which poison our food and poison humans as well. Students create a list of healthy fruits and vegetables on a worksheet and discuss the benefits of eating organic food.
Students define bioplastics and identify its uses.  In this bioplastics lesson, students compare and contrast styrofoam to starch peanuts after careful examination.  Students understand what biodegradeable means.
Students explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In this Energy Unit lesson, students complete activities to demonstrate the costs of using renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Students graph fossil fuel use and research different energy sources to present to the class. 
Students explore different sources of energy. In this energy lesson, students investigate renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. Students discover the need for renewable energy sources and its impact on the environment.
Students identify and explore renewable energy options and then research, develop and install a renewable energy system in their school or community. Students identify the use of renewable energy sources in the north, demonstrate their practical application, and establish project.
Students practice reading an electric meter to determine their family's energy consumption. In this energy lesson, students practice reading electrical meters and then keep a record of their household energy usage each day for a week. After a week, students calculate and analyze their findings.
Students recognize that people have various opinions on the use of renewable energy.In this renewable energy lesson, students research to find the best uses of renewable energy. Students create an original design for a group presentation. Students reflect on their experience.
Students investigate energy consumption. For this energy lesson, students brainstorm activities that use electricity and ways to conserve energy. Students read the electric meter at their house.

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