Pros and Cons of Hydroelectric Power
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Middle schoolers develop arguments for and against the construction of hydroelectric power plants. Poll the groups to determine which view dominates in the class and students write a summary of their conclusions.
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Human Creativity and Climate Change
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The lesson presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Transparent Solar Panels?!
Coming soon to a windowpane near you, a solar panel you can see through! Science scholars discover new solar technology in a short video. The narrator compares the dark, traditional solar panel with the recently developed clear version...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!
Birds seem to disappear at various times of the year, and many early theories about this phenomenon turned out to be wrong. The video introduces two of these theories as well as how scientists learned the truth. It explains a few...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Energy Solutions: Tapping into the Topography of Lake Turkana
Whip up some wind in your class with this blustery lesson plan about the Lake Turkana wind energy project. Pupils view a video clip about the pros and cons of using wind turbines to generate electricity. They read two articles and take...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed