Lesson Plan

Why Use Renewable Energy?

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Renew one's interest in renewable energy sources. Scholars learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They conduct an activity to simulate the greenhouse effect and take part in a Socratic seminar to discuss their findings.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Hold an informational night where individuals present what they learned to parents and guardians
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of seven lessons in the A Community Powered by Renewable Energy unit
  • Some of the lessons require basic science equipment such as thermometers; see the resource for complete lists of necessary supplies and materials
  • Includes very detailed daily lesson guides with pacing recommendations
  • Provides suggestions for formative and summative assessment, as well as for lesson extensions
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