Renewable Energy Teacher Resources

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Lesson Planet Curated

A Community Powered by Renewable Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Renewable energy is the focus of a seven-part environmental science unit for middle and high schoolers. Lessons challenge students to look closely at the type of energy they consume in their home, examine the regulations and limitations...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Solar Updraft Towers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get young scientists energized about all the different energy sources with a five-lesson unit that combines research, direct observations, and hands-on investigation. To begin, scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Bioreactor Water Heating

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Three hands-on STEM renewable energy activities lead learners through the concepts of solar and biomass heating and water pumping to design a water pumping system that uses multiple technologies to avoid water freezing in winter. They...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Experimenting with Solar Heaters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a STEM renewable energy series, middle schoolers design a standard solar heater. First, they create a simple solar heater to measure the temperature change in a vial of water, then calculate the heat energy transferred to the...
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Lesson Planet Curated

WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in this curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The series begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Lesson Planet Curated

TeachEngineering: Photovoltaic Efficiency

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many factors affect the power output of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Four lessons and activities provide young engineers with the background information they need to design, build, and test photovoltaic systems.
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Lesson Planet Curated

Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four engaging lessons introduce scholars to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. After learning related vocabulary, pupils watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a photoelectric semiconductor and how solar...
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California Academy of Science

Optimal and Sustainable: Renewable Energy Revamp

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
More than 100 cities around the world have shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Scholars investigate a city wanting to make this switch, but needs help determining how to make the shift. Groups consider all options,...
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TED-Ed

Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If renewable energy sources are the best option, why aren't they used on a global scale? Junior environmentalists explore the benefits and problems associated with energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass with a short video and...
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PBS

Hot Shots and Hot Jobs: Powering Up with Renewable Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Imagine being a part of the hot new field of renewable energy! A short video details a few of the many job opportunities for those interested in the infrastructure of the systems that provide the power we use daily.
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Crash Course

The Engineering Challenges of Renewable Energy: Crash Course Engineering #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How hard is it to incorporate renewable energy resources? An informative video first describes renewable energy, such as hydropower, wind energy, geothermal energy, and solar power. It then explains the benefits and the challenges of...
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Curated OER

Renewable Energy Sentences

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students construct sentences using nouns and verbs from a "renewable energy" word bank. In this cross curriculum ecology and sentence structure grammar and mechanics lesson, students listen to the book Our Earth: Clean Energy by Peggy...
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Disney

Renewable Energy

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Bring some energy to your physical science curriculum with this engaging Bill Nye the Science Guy instructional activity. Based on his Renewable Energy video, students explore the concepts of potential and kinetic energy and learn how...
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California Academy of Science

Renewable Energy: Clean Tech Solutions

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Renewable energy originally found application more than 790,000 years ago. A relevant and engaging lesson explains some of the current options for renewable energy. Technology changes quickly and many different options provide hope for...
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California Academy of Science

Renewable Energy: Powered by Poop

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A single cow produces more than 100 pounds of manure every day. Meet a farmer using cow manure to provide energy to his farm, electric car, and the larger electric grid. He explains the process and benefits of the renewable energy source.
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Smarter Balanced

Renewable Energy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources are the focus of a series of activities that prepare learners for a performance task assessment on energy. Groups identify the various sources of energy and classify these sources as either...
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Lesson Plan
Energy for Keeps

Renewable Energy Action Project: What's in Your Energy Portfolio?

For Students 6th - 8th
Uncover the renewable energy potential in your region. The activity outlines an approach to research current practices and trends. Learners conduct surveys to assess the attitudes of the local population and prepare a paper summarizing...
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DoodleScience

Renewable Energy Resources: Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What would we do without electricity? A video discusses alternatives to using non-renewable energy resources to create electrical energy. The focus is on geothermal conversion and solar cells.
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DoodleScience

Renewable Energy Resources: Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Non-renewable resources will not last forever, so what are the next steps when it comes to energy? Luckily, renewable energy resources exist to create our electricity. The video explains how wind and water energy can be transferred to...
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Scholastic

Study Jams! Renewable Fuels

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A single slide introduces each of the following renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, tidal, and biomass. This provides a succinct overview that you can use as a visual aid when you first introduce alternative...
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Curated OER

Exploring Renewable Energy Through Graphs and Statistics

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify different sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy. For this math lesson, learners calculate their own carbon footprint based on the carbon dioxide they create daily. They use statistics to analyze data on...
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Bonneville

Why Use Renewable Energy?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Renew one's interest in renewable energy sources. Scholars learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They conduct an activity to simulate the greenhouse effect and take part in a...

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