Renewable Energy Sources

This Renewable Energy Sources unit also includes:

Not all energy sources are renewable, as learners investigate in this unit. Made up of six lessons that span a few weeks of instruction, the unit has learners examining US energy reserves and consumption, using data to draw conclusions about petroleum, coal, and natural gas. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • See extension ideas at the end of some lessons for more ways to dig deeper into these concepts
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the worksheets (like the one on pg 166) don't offer much space for short answers. Consider asking learners to complete these on another sheet of paper
Pros

  • Resource is nicely laid out; each lesson includes objectives, estimated time, and materials
  • Includes fact sheets on various concepts to use as teacher or student reference
  • Uses primary source data to make educated conclusions
  • Varied activities including hands-on and critical analysis
Cons

  • None