Renewable Energy: Clean Tech Solutions

Renewable energy originally found application more than 790,000 years ago. A relevant and engaging lesson explains some of the current options for renewable energy. Technology changes quickly and many different options provide hope for moving away from fossil fuels.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Research a local electric provider's options for solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and wind energy
  • Graph the change in various energy sources used in your area over time
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of fossil fuels
Pros

  • Provides discussion questions to accompany the video
  • Includes a handout highlighting vocabulary
Cons

  • None