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How Do Solar Panels Work?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What are those shiny things that people are installing on the roofs of their houses? Learn about the structure, function, and logistics of solar panels, as well as the challenges of using the sun's energy as our exclusive power source on...
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Solar Racing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design and build solar-powered cars. In this renewable energy lesson, students view websites showing a Department of Energy contest and solar-powered car design guidelines. They work in teams to design and build prototypes of a...
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Solar Racing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers design and construct a solar-powered model car. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, construct the car in small groups, and participate in a car race.
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An Air-Powered Car

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youngsters read text about an environmentally-friendly car. They try to figure out the meaning of the vocabulary in the text and discuss issues related to alternative energy sources. This thoughtful, well-designed plan has all the...
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I’ve Got the POWER! Solar Energy Potential at Your School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should every school have solar panels? The 19th activity in a series of 21 has scholars research the feasibility of using solar panels at their school. They begin by gathering data on the solar energy in the area before estimating the...
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Solar Car Series: during What Part of the Day Can the Most Sun Power Be Collected?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In preparation for solar car races, middle schoolers attempt to discover what time of day the most solar energy can be collected. Begin by demonstrating the use of a voltmeter for measuring solar cell output. Take them outdoors to take...
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Electrical Power

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through scientific inquiry, middle schoolers discover how to arrange solar cells in order to produce electricity. This activity is intended to prepare learners to be able to design and construct solar cars. As with other resources...
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Design and Race a Solar Car

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design, construct and evaluate a solar powered model car.  For this solar power lesson students compete in a "solar sprint" race once their car is created. 
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TE Activity: Racing with the Sun - Creating a Solar Car

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a purchased kit to build a solar powered car. They connect a solar photovoltaic panel to a motor which runs the car forward and backward. They determine how to wire the car to move in both directions.
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Solar Powered Cars

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners build and race solar powered cars after a teacher lecture. They answer questions based on their experiences with the car they build.
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Racing With the Sun - Creating a Solar Car

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here's an exciting and innovative lesson that's sure to get your charges fired up! In it, they use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. One caveat: the kits that each group needs to make their...
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Methods of Power- Solar, Hydrogen, and Electric

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine solar, hydrogen, electric power. In this research based lesson, students will do simple investigations, view videos, discuss, and research how these three types of energy are used for power. They illustrate a...
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Engineering the Earth: Exploring Wind Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
The children in your class will likely be among the learners who invent creative ways to harness the earth's renewable energy resources. Encourage their critical thinking with a lesson about wind energy and creating wind turbines. Using...
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From Sunlight to Electric Current

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore concept of current in electrical circuits. They examine how energy from the sun can be used to power everyday items, including vehicles.
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Solar Race Cars

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the relationship between time traveled, distance and speed.  In this solar race car lesson students wire solar batteries using series and parallel circuitry. 
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Solar Cars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the causes and effects of air pollution. Using the internet, they examine the specific effects of carbon dioxide on the environment and discover the benefits of using solar power. In groups, they build a model of a...
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Puff Mobiles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
You've probably heard of solar-powered cars, but what about wind-powered cars? Scholars build cars that can travel at least six feet. They can only use their breath to move the car—so, obviously, a sail might be a good feature for the...
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Transportation Fuels: What Car Will You Drive?

For Teachers 7th
How many different types of biofuels are out there? Seventh graders watch a series of videos and participate in a series of activities in order to better understand all the transportation options available. They consider what type of car...
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Gears and Drive Belts

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Activate middle schoolers' minds with this physical science activity. Learners vary the diameter of gears and the number of teeth on them to find how energy output is affected. This writeup features well-developed background information...
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Solar Car activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the basic concept of solar energy. They build a working solar car. Students comprehend how solar energy can be produced via a solar panel. They examine the physics that describe how a solar panel works.
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Solar Racing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners harness the power of the sun to design, construct and evaluate a solar-powered model car of their creation. They race their cars in a "Solar Sprint" race modeled after the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Junior Solar...
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Think GREEN - Utilizing Renewable Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use data to find the best renewable energy potential.  In this solar energy lesson plan students import data into Excel and explain how solar energy is beneficial. 
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Power Up with Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read the chart provided to find out other ways they can get energy from nature. Then they follow the directions and respond to each short answer question that follow.
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Ethanol

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students explore how to fuel cars with corn and then test different items to explore the process of fermentation.
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Solar Car Series: During what part of the day can t most Sun power be collected?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in an outdoor activity in which they make direct but safe observations of the Sun. Students use a solar cell and voltmeter apparatus to collect data on the amount of DC voltage produced by the solar cell during a...
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

For Teachers 2nd - 10th Standards
Energize an environmental science unit on natural resources with this collection of instructional materials. From simple coloring sheets for primary grade children, to guiding questions for a high school research report, a wide variety...
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TE Lesson: Renewable Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine renewable energy sources such as solar, water, and wind. They experiment to determine how renewable energy is transformed into electricity. They investigate the role of engineers who work in the field of renewable energy.
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Energy Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars conduct a variety of experiments related to solar energy, heating, cooling, gravity, physical insulation and wind. They consider how the experiments relate to energy and the consumption of energy and then participate in a...
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Fueling the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Future mechanical engineers and automotive technicians read about various solutions to using gasoline in cars. Included are electric, fuel-cell-powered, and hybrid vehicles.
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Let's Make a Solar Car

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students transform a car that they have built out of K'NEX into a solar car. Students add one or two solar cells to the car to power a DC motor then connect the motor to the car and come up with a method to drive the car. This is the...
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Energy Conservation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate energy conservation.  In this energy conservation and analyzing data lesson, students identify and explain several energy sources and research renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Students use statistics form...
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Clean, Green Power

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore and discuss alternative energy sources, and identify disadvantages of current fossil fuels.
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Alternative Energy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover types of energy. In this physics lesson, students discuss ways to power a car a design a model car kit with an alternative form of energy.
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Batteries and Emerging Technology

For Students 9th - 12th
In this batteries worksheet, students read about how batteries work and the types of batteries. They answer three critical thinking questions about batteries and their use as alternate-fuel sources.
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Energy Is Everywhere

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars determine the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources and identify the different forms of energy. They discuss life without energy and where energy comes from before reading an article about the different...
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A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a water transportation device powered by wind. In this wind power lesson, students research transportation concepts after reading the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield. Students design the fastest sailboat they can...
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Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars, in groups, conduct Internet research on various renewable energy sources. The groups create several multimedia slides for inclusion in a class presentation. Topics covered include solar, nuclear, and geothermal power.
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Buying Bananas, Assessment Version

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Practice with unit rates, proportions, and ratios when Carlos purchases an amount of bananas. Learners must interpret a graph to decide whether points on the same line represent similar proportional relationships. Use with lesson plans...
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Absolute Possessive Pronouns

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Pronouns are meant to replace nouns in a sentence, but don't replace this resource so easily! A collection of worksheets challenges young grammarians with fill-in-the-blanks, word searches, and sentence diagramming.
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Robot Races

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Analyze data on a graph to answer three questions after a robot race. Learners practice comparing ratios and reading points on a graph. Answers may vary on the last question based on accuracy of graphing. Use the lesson along with three...
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Momentum

For Students 9th - 12th
In this momentum worksheet, high schoolers review the equations for finding momentum using the mass and speed. They solve eighteen problems using the equation for momentum to find the unknown.
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Environmental Problems and Solutions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
For this environmental problems and solutions worksheet, young scholars are given a list of 25 environmental problems. They match them with a given solution and paste the matching pairs to a piece of construction paper.
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Energy Alternatives Explorations

For Students 6th - 8th
In this energy alternatives explorations worksheet, students explore alternative energy sources by using the linked web resources to answer 8 questions about different resources and identify the ones that would work in their community.
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Environmental Issues

For Students 8th - 10th
In this environmental issues worksheet, students are given 10 current topics that are problems in our environment today. They complete sentences about each topic by filling in the blanks with the appropriate terms. Some of the issues...
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Energy Crisis and Energy Alternatives

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this energy crisis and energy alternatives worksheet, students fill in the blanks of sentences when given terms related to the environment, the energy crisis, renewable resources and non-renewable resources.
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Vocabulary Meanings #10

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this vocabulary meanings worksheet, students determine meanings to complete the sentences using context clue and words from a word bank. Students complete twelve sentences.
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Battery Charger

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain how battery chargers work. In this physics instructional activity, students discuss the two main ways that vehicles get charged. They build their own battery charger.
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Energy Alternatives and Conservation

For Students 7th - 8th
In this energy alternatives and conservation worksheet, students research the topic, answer 3 questions, then complete a 4 step plan to create a print or digital project.  This page has numerous links to web resources.
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Sources of Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders take a close look at how energy changes from one form to another within their surroundings. They also study the ten different sources of energy and determine which are renewable and which are non-renewable. This seven-page...
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Using Conjunctions in a Research Report

For Students 4th - 5th
In this conjunctions worksheet, students learn to write sentences of various lengths by using contractions. Students complete three activities about conjunctions.
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Robot Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct a simple robotic energy transformer. In this space science lesson plan, students explain how energy is transformed from one form to another. They identify the different uses of robotic devices.
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Where Does the U.S. Get Its Energy?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this energy worksheet, learners study a pie chart to discover sources of energy. They answer questions based upon the information in the pie chart. Topics include renewable energy, petroleum, nuclear energy and natural gas.
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The Perfect Storm

For Students 6th - 10th
In this weather instructional activity, students read about the mechanics of a hurricane and then complete 4 short answer questions based on the reading.
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Worksheet 10: Vocabulary Review

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this vocabulary and reading skills worksheet, students complete 12 sentences by selecting the appropriate words and phrases from the word bank to do so.
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ESL Phrasal Verb Quiz: Turn

For Students 4th - 5th
In this ESL phrasal verb turn worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions, choosing the word/phrase that correctly complete each sentence.
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Bill Nye: Electrical Circuits

For Students 4th - 10th
In this "Bill Nye - Electrical Circuits" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 20 short answer questions regarding information from the documentary pertaining to electrical circuits.
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How Green Are We?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the importance of energy efficiency in connection with air pollution. They communicate with families and peers about ways to more effectively contribute to the reduction of air pollution. Finally,...
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Total English Advanced: Academic English

For Students 8th - 10th
Advanced English language learners use the vocabulary bank at the top of the page to complete several sentences. Word choices include emphasise, notably, more, yet, regard, etc. Although the worksheet guide (page two) suggests it will...
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Reading Comprehension- Informational Passages "Pollution"

For Students 5th - 8th
Practice reading comprehension through this pollution worksheet, which has learners read an informational passage on various aspects of environmental harm. Key terms are in bold, and are used on the next page in the comprehension...
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Ozone Pollution: Smog Alert

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learners examine factors the create smog.  In this pollution lesson students complete an activity about ozone. 
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Air Pollution: What is the Solution?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
For this air pollution worksheet, students use an online simulation called "Smog City" to manipulate different conditions that affect air pollution. Students answer questions about the health effects at peak ozone levels for different...
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Effects of Ozone in the Air

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, conduct an experiment in which they measure ground level ozone levels using an ozone measuring kit. They analyze and compare the weather conditions and locations where ozone readings are highest and lowest.
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Applied Science - Built Environment Post Lab (Energy)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study science. In this efficiency lesson, students explore different forms of energy and compare them to determine which works the best. They work independently to create a collage of different energy sources (using magazine...
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Climate Change Quiz

For Students 7th - 8th
In these climate change worksheets, learners read through the fourteen questions about climate change. Students select the correct answer to complete the quiz.
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Energy Forms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore energy by participating in a science lab in class. In this energy form lesson, students define the different types of energy such as light, mechanical and sound while examining energy measuring tools in class....
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Ozone Pollution: Smog Alert

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students simulate the development of smog. They discover how it forms naturally in nature. They read news articles about the ozone and pollution. They discuss what they can do to lower the pollution they generate.
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Effects of Ozone in the Air

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn how ground-level ozone is an air pollution problem. Students measure ozone levels and graph the results.