Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Energy Resources

This Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Energy Resources lesson plan also includes:

Is one type of energy inherently good or bad? Young scientists explore energy resources in a week-long unit. After extensive research, groups create powerful position statements and presentations supporting their energy resource of choice.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Partner with other teachers and community members to arrange the Large Audience presentations
  • Create short videos of student presentations to show on your school's morning announcement broadcast, if available
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need a free account on Kahoot; check to see if your school has the Discovery Education subscription that is required as well
  • Plan at least two days for Internet research

  • The lesson plan includes pre- and post-assessments, day-by-day scheduling, and ideas for modifications
  • Scholars gain valuable experience in research and developing presentations, as well as connecting with community members

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