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Measuring Energy Use
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.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students relate recycling to waste reduction. In this science lesson, students talk about the environment and how recycling certain natural resources actually saves on energy. They also discuss what type of recycling causes pollution and wastes energy.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 62 Downloads
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Students explore different sources of energy. In this energy instructional activity, students investigate renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. Students discover the need for renewable energy sources and its impact on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
Forest Management Techniques
Students work as a group to determine a management plan for an imaginary forest. In this forestry lesson, students discuss timber management techniques and develop a list of pros and cons for the techniques. They develop a management plan for an imaginary forest based on the discussion.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Energy Resources and Systems
Students explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In this Energy Unit instructional activity, 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.
6th - 8th Science 29 Views 132 Downloads
Eighth graders discuss reasons to buy certain brands of technology equipment. They discuss the "Energy Guide Label" (link provided) and its purpose. From a list, 8th graders select a problem, and research a solution for that problem. A series of handouts is provided to guide students through this lesson.
8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 45 Downloads
What Will the Land Support?
Students simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
5th - 12th Science 24 Views 148 Downloads
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.
5th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Energy Is Everywhere
Young scholars determine the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources and identify the different forms of energy. They discuss life without energy and where energy comes from before reading an article about the different sources of energy such as fossil fuels, nuclear energy, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, biomass, energy, and hydroelectric power.
7th - 8th Science 9 Views 55 Downloads
Organizing Writing/Composing a First Draft
Seventh graders access an organizer from an earlier lesson and transition sentences to begin a new essay. For this organization and composing lesson, 7th graders work in small groups to create a draft of an article about natural resources that are renewable.
7th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students study forests and understand their reliance on forest products and examine their choices between renewable and non renewable resources. In this forest products lesson students read several articles, complete a short writing assignment and discuss what they learned.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download