An Energy Mix: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

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What did the windmill say about renewable energy? I'm a BIG fan! Lesson three in the series of 12 has classes discuss potential and kinetic energy and then, in pairs, they complete a web quest over the different types of energy resources. Once everyone is finished, the class makes a tree map to categorize nonrenewable and renewable resources and their sources. The lesson ends with an assessment a quiz, essay, or foldable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Break the web quest into two portions and check in with the class after they answer the first seven questions to make sure everyone is on the right track
Classroom Considerations

  • Needs include computers with Internet access for each pair or group
  • Lesson best fits fifth, sixth, and seventh graders
Pros

  • Lesson is chunked well, keeping all scholars engaged
  • Activity works well for auditory and visual learners because classes are discussing, writing, and exploring a website
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS