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In this energy assessment activity, students observe a flow chart showing the combustion process and answer questions about the flow chart and energy conservation. Students write four short answers.
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Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Current Sources of Energy to Maintain a Sustainable Future
In small groups, fourth graders identify different sources of renewable and non-renewable energy. They research the pros and cons of using each of these resources. They rank household appliances according to energy usage and efficiency....
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 instructional activity, your...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Solar Panels Work?
What are those shiny things that people are installing on the roofs of their houses? Learn about the structure, function, and logistics of solar panels, as well as the challenges of using the sun's energy as our exclusive power source on...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Optimize! Cleaner Enegergy Options for Rural China
What are the trade-offs when looking to get the most benefit from an energy source? Small groups compare the cost-to-emission levels of several energy sources by looking at the information graphically. The groups utilize this information...
5th - 7th Science CCSS: Designed
Non-Renewable Energy Resources
After brainstorming on our use of electricity, elementary energizers participate in a simulation where each student represents a city, utility provider, or fuel company. Tokens are used to purchase electrical energy, and as more is used,...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic lesson on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History