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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Sustainability: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sustainability is the focus of a collection designed to peak the interests of sixth through eighth-graders. Here you will find an assortment of lessons, activities, and videos covering topics such as sustainable transportation, forestry,...
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Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As pupils progress through this lesson, it will dawn on them that the sun is an amazing source of renewable energy. They examine a case study of a place where it wasn't welcomed, and then conduct research to decide their own positions on...
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Alternative Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Solar energy and biofuels are introduced as future alternative sources of energy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has made it their mission to make these alternatives more efficient and competitive with the use of fossil fuels....
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Sources of Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the various sources of energy with your junior scientists. Rather than a video, this is a series of slides that the narrator simply reads aloud. Unless your learners have the energy to keep themselves alert, this may not be the...
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Understanding Forms and Sources of Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a form of energy and a source of energy? This first activity in a series of 19 lessons uses demonstrations and discussions to introduce energy to the class. Through using hand-generator flashlights,...
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Solar Power 101 - How Does Sunlight Turn into Electricity?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A lively narrator talks about how solar energy can be converted into electricity. Brightly-colored animations and diagrams along with short video clips make this an appealing presentation. Use it as an introduction to solar power with...
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Producing Energy From Fossil Fuels and Renewable Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All types of energy are presented here, with neat pictures and labels to illustrate the technology typically used. Ways of harnessing the energy most efficiently are discussed, and good examples provide starters for further research....
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Geothermal Energy in Latin America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy...
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PS3A - Definitions of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Energy has many forms ... but very few sources! How do we present this to young scientists? Explore the Definitions of Energy, PS3A, in a video about the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator keeps it simple by relating each...
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Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A small community in Denmark meets almost all of its energy needs through a solar energy plant. The video explains how solar panels work. Individuals in European countries who have installed solar panels on their homes share the...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The solar energy industry in the United States added more jobs in 2015 than the oil and gas extraction and pipeline industries combined. With the field growing so rapidly, it's essential to understand what solar energy is and how it...
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Alternative Energy and Energy Saving Game

For Students 6th - 8th
In this alternative energy and energy saving game worksheet, students create a multimedia game to present facts and influence people's behaviors about alternative energy sources, with links to helpful web resources.
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Renewable Energy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources are the focus of a series of activities that prepare learners for a performance task assessment on energy. Groups identify the various sources of energy and classify these sources as either...
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Investigation: Concept Mapping Alternative Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompanying this graphic organizer activity are a complete reading assignment on alternative fuels and a chart of their characteristics to use as reference. These high-quality resources will be a valuable addition to your energy unit.
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Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is flipping a switch and lighting up a room normal or miraculous? It depends where—and when—you live. Crash Course World History covers historical uses of energy, current uses of energy, and the possible future uses of energy with an...
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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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NOVA Energy Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can our energy resources keep up with our ever-growing population? Science scholars learn the basics of energy and Earth's energy resources during an electrifying lesson. The resource combines video clips and an engineering design...
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Energy Defined

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is energy, and why do we need so much of it? Scholars explore the definition of energy as it relates to both conversion and consumption with a video and discussion questions. Part of an energy unit from NOVA, the resource provides a...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
"Here Comes the Sun" and other upbeat tunes, set the atmosphere for this video. It consists of pictures and text that define solar energy and tell how it is being used. Photovoltaic cells are explained, and pros and cons are presented....
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Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If renewable energy sources are the best option, why aren't they used on a global scale? Junior environmentalists explore the benefits and problems associated with energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass with a short video and...
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Solar Kit Lesson #9 - Properties of Solar Radiation: Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Middle school science stars observe and record data on the solar radiation reflected off or transmitted through various materials. They predict properties for various materials, and test their predictions by touch. This lesson becomes...
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Renewable Energy Guide for Buildings

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine how people can create better efficiency in their homes by reducing their use of nonrenewable energy. They complete a lab activity on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
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PS3D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Need to take your teaching of energy concepts to another level? Check out a strategic video that examines standard PS3D in the Next Generation Science Standards. Filled with examples, scenarios, and connections to the life sciences, the...

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