Energy Crisis

Vermont produces less than 35 percent of the electricity it consumes. Young scientists research alternative energy sources to find the best options for one Vermont town. They present and critique each option before voting on the best idea.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in representatives from multiple alternative energy companies to present to your class
  • Compare tax or other government programs to support renewable energy
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of non-renewable energy as well as alternative energy options
Pros

  • Follows a 5E format
  • Provides teacher notes throughout
  • Includes links to four sites to facilitate research
Cons

  • None
NGSS