Students in a Coal Mine or Power Plant
Pupils list the necessary steps to convert coal into electricity. They keep journals, visit a coal mine or power plant and diagram the path energy takes from the coal mine to the classroom light switch.
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Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...
6th - 8th Science
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity C
Third in a set of lessons regarding reservoirs, dams, and hydropower, this involves a two-day hydropower plant simulation. Collaborative groups build, maintain, and finance the plant. The transparency of the reservoir setup can be...
6th - 8th Science
Why the Arctic Is Climate Change's Canary in the Coal Mine
What happens in the Arctic doesn't always stay in the Arctic. Follow along with this short video as it investigates how small changes in the temperature of Arctic regions can have dramatic effects on the global climate through a series...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Create Cleaner Coal
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable