Investigating How Electricity is Generated

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What is the real cost of electricity? The real cost is not just the price you pay, but the environmental and economic costs as well. Scholars build, use, and judge the effectiveness of a turbine. They also investigate the environmental impact of various types of electricity and analyze the best options available.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use at the end of a unit on electricity to help solidify concepts
  • Research how regulations have increased or decreased the environmental cost of various power generation types
Classroom Considerations

  • Background knowledge about electricity is recommended
Pros

  • Hands-on activity actually generates energy
  • Extension ideas are excellent and should be utilized
Cons

  • None
Common Core