Alternative Energy Sources Teacher Resources
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering the Earth: Exploring Wind Energy
The children in your class will likely be among the learners who invent creative ways to harness the earth's renewable energy resources. Encourage their critical thinking with a lesson about wind energy and creating wind turbines. Using...
3rd - 10th Technology & Engineering
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long activity, your upper-elementary...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun
A small community in Denmark meets almost all of its energy needs through a solar energy plant. The video explains how solar panels work. Individuals in European countries who have installed solar panels on their homes share the...
8 mins 9th - 12th Science
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Future concerned citizens read editorials from a variety of periodicals and information about different alternative fuels. They choose a category from the following: safety, economics, health, or the environment, on which to write their...
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Part 1 (Hydrogen Vehicles)
New ReviewWhat are some other ways to power vehicles? Meet chemical engineer, Rosalind, as she explains her research of hydrogen fuel cells and how to use them in vehicles. She also explains why using alternative fuels is important to the world.
4 mins 5th - 12th Technology & Engineering
How Wind Turbines Work - 3D Animation
An engaging, technical animation that includes text and narrative to detail the production of electricity by wind turbines. Although it is short and simple, it is a valuable resource to use when teaching about alternative sources of energy.
2 mins 7th - 12th Science
Solar Power 101 - How Does Sunlight Turn into Electricity?
A lively narrator talks about how solar energy can be converted into electricity. Brightly-colored animations and diagrams along with short video clips make this an appealing presentation. Use it as an introduction to solar power with...
2 mins 4th - 8th Science