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Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

For Teachers 6th Standards
Did you know there are at least 12 different energy sources? Scholars apply their knowledge about the different types of energy as they sort energy sources by renewable and nonrenewable. Then they pick one from each section to explain in...
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An Energy Mix: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What did the windmill say about renewable energy? I'm a BIG fan! Lesson three in the series of 12 has classes discuss potential and kinetic energy and then, in pairs, they complete a web quest over the different types of energy...
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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Energy Conservation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students 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. Students use statistics form...
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Renewable/Nonrenewable Resources

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders classify resources as renewable or nonrenewable while playing a board game. They read King John story and discuss the story. Students explore renewable and nonrenewable resources. They play the resources game that show...
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Mission Possible: Energy Trade-offs

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Teams of electrical engineers work together to develop plans for increasing electricity to a fictitious, but growing community. They consider different sources of electricity, both renewable and nonrenewable, the cost of building and...
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Renewable vs. Nonrenewable

For Teachers 4th
A very basic presentation on renewable vs. nonrenewable energy sources is here for you. Quite simply, learners view a slide with the one of the following words: oil, coal, wood, water, wind, natural gas, and sun. They must decide which...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The solar energy industry in the United States added more jobs in 2015 than the oil and gas extraction and pipeline industries combined. With the field growing so rapidly, it's essential to understand what solar energy is and how it...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore nonrenewable energy resources. In this coal instructional activity, students investigate how coal is formed and how it is used as a source of energy. Students mine for "coal" using toothpicks and chocolate chip cookies.
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Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is one type of energy inherently good or bad? Young scientists explore energy resources in a week-long unit. After extensive research, groups create powerful position statements and presentations supporting their energy resource of choice.
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Sources of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Seven slides simplify sources of energy for your upper elementary science superstars. This concise presentation defines energy, lists forms of energy, and then compares renewable to nonrenewable sources. Have viewers take notes, and then...
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

For Teachers 2nd - 10th Standards
Energize an environmental science unit on natural resources with this collection of instructional materials. From simple coloring sheets for primary grade children, to guiding questions for a high school research report, a wide variety...
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Conserving Nonrenewable Resources

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders define and identify several nonrenewable resources. Students, in groups, research nonrenewable resources. After researching on selected websites, 5th graders suggest ways to conserve limited resources. Students compose...
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

For Students 4th - 8th
In this resources worksheet, students will read three statements about how people use renewable and nonrenewable resources. Then students will write down what effect that use has on the resource. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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What Are Nonrenewable Resources?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this resources worksheet, students will compare and contrast examples of renewable resources and nonrenewable resources. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners identify renewable and nonrenewable resources. In this earth science lesson, students construct a T-chart of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
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Make it Last

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Make it Last

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders simulate extending the life of a nonrenewable resource.  In this nonrenewable resources lesson, 5th graders conduct experiments that attempt to extend the life of a non-rechargeable battery. 
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Wise Use of Our Resources

For Students 7th - 12th
For this resources worksheet, students will categorize 10 resources as either a renewable or nonrenewable resource. Students will then complete 2 short answer questions.
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Everything Comes From Something

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students and their families use a multitude of products every day. These products are manufactured in part or entirely from natural resources. Students explore about renewable and nonrenewable resources and trace resources' points of...
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Sun Power

For Students 6th - 12th
In this energy worksheet, students study an illustration to identify 4 renewable and 4 nonrenewable sources of energy. This worksheet has 9 short answer questions.
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Applied Science - Built Environment (2) Pre Lab

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders review how our society affects nature. For this energy lesson, 2nd graders discuss the different ways that energy is collected. They review renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. 
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Natural Resource Use

For Students 4th - 8th
In this natural resources worksheet, students read a short story and identify what natural resources are mentioned in the story. Students compare renewable and nonrenewable resources. This worksheet has 4 fill in the blank and 4 short...
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Energy Sources and Use

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read and understand the importance of energy sources.  In this Renewable and nonrenewable lesson, students read an article to become familiar with the uses of energy.  Students read an article and answer questions about fossil...

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