Energy Systems

Is electricity created in the outlet? Using posters of several energy systems, collaborative groups identify and describe the parts of their systems. The groups also look at the environmental impacts of the systems and present their findings to wrap up the activity.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson as an introduction to energy systems
  • Modify the unit to focus more on the environmental impacts of different energy systems
Classroom Considerations

  • You'll need to print posters, preferably at poster size
  • You may want to consider using the predominate energy system for your community
Pros

  • Attachments are provided in pdf and doc form
  • Good activity for visual learners
Cons

  • None
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