Generating Electricity: Evaluating the Sustainability of Today's and Tomorrow's Energy Sources

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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 specific energy source on the environment, the economy, and on society. The groups then decide where their energy source belongs on a sustainability scale.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide instruction on the different types of energy
  • Revise the worksheet to provide space for pupils to record their answers and explanations
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with using a Venn diagram
Pros

  • The resource includes questions to ask the class to help them determine the sustainability of their energy source
  • Contains suggestions for modifications for students with special needs
Cons

  • None