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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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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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Don't Waste Your Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Don't lift another finger, this physical and environmental science unit has everything you need to begin teaching your class about energy. Starting with a look at the greenhouse effect, these lessons and activities take young scientists...
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Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers research the hydroelectric plant removal project that is underway on the Klamath River. They consider the replacement of hydroelectric dams with geothermal power plants and form an argument based on their viewpoints. Since...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
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Working with Watermills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives,...
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Value of the River - Hydropower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Wow! Great video! Your class should gain some valuable new knowledge about how hydropower works, and how the many dams that are on the Columbia and Snake rivers actually produce electricity from having water pass through their turbines....
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Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...
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Grades 9-10 Energy Sources

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important. Learners have the opportunity to explore alternative energy sources using a differentiated instruction unit. They group together based on ability levels, assign roles to...
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STEM Camp—Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Is your class thirsty for STEM-aligned learning about Earth's most important molecule? Science scholars investigate the nature of water in a detailed unit. Pairs and individuals get the facts on water's peculiar properties, why living...
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How 2 knOw? H2O and the Water Cycle

For Teachers 7th Standards
Here is an essential lesson for an essential molecule! Immerse seventh graders into a comprehensive two-week journey through one of Earth's most important cycles, the water cycle. Dive into activities that illustrate the movement of...
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Bearing Witness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A controversial construction project in South America, the Belo Monte dam, is endangering local cultures, ecosystems, and communities. High schoolers create a concept map based on an online article they read before engaging in discussion...
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Energy Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Water wheels were first used more than 2,000 years ago, yet now they are only a small part of the energy generation people have come to expect. The Michigan-based energy unit covers the common types of energy used, residential energy...
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Exploring Hydropower

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 2006, about 20 percent of the world's electricity was generated from hydroelectric power. In the presentation, scholars review the water cycle and gravitational energy to begin to understand how humans harness the power of water. They...
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Great Energy Debate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If someone yelled for eight years and eight months, they could produce enough energy to heat one cup of coffee. A lesson on energy encourages scholars to research 10 different energy sources in groups before playing a game. Twenty...
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Generating Electricity: Evaluating the Sustainability of Today's and Tomorrow's Energy Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Energize your class with a shocking lesson on energy — for both today and tomorrow. Class members investigate the energy sources of their local power company. Groups then work together to determine the impact of one activity and a...
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Renewable Energy Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Not all energy sources are renewable, as learners investigate in this unit. Made up of six lessons that span a few weeks of instruction, the unit has learners examining US energy reserves and consumption, using data to draw conclusions...
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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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How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity B

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this second of three activities, energy engineers plan and create a hydropower dam as they learn how hydroelectric power plants generate electricity. A hydropower puzzle is also included, which can be worked on by teams that finish...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity C

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can the force of falling water through a tube vary by altering the diameter of the tube or its height? That is what physical scientists aim to discover in this activity, the third in successively more revealing activities on the power of...
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How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity C

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Third in a set of lessons regarding reservoirs, dams, and hydropower, this involves a two-day hydropower plant simulation. Collaborative groups build, maintain, and finance the plant. The transparency of the reservoir setup can be...
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US Energy Geography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The maps display the statistics for energy consumption and power production, state by state. They are tremendous visual aids for your natural resources unit. Consider having your class compare energy consumption versus production, or...
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Renewable Resources

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Although this presentation was put together as a student teacher project, there is a segment of slides within it that can be used to introduce your young scientists to renewable energy sources. It compares nonrenewable resources to...
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Understanding Electric Power Generation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
You mean the electricity does not come from the switch? As a class and in small groups, learners explore the sources of energy used to generate electric power. Worksheets guide groups into choosing a future electricity generating...