Alternative Energy Sources - An Interdisciplinary Module for Energy Education
This resource includes interdisciplinary lesson suggestions for teaching students grades 5-8 about energy sources. Detailed lesson plans include integration of renewable energy lessons, activities, videos and resources.
Time Required: Varies by activity
Sci. - Video, Radiation and the Transfer of Energy (set up), Read pg 1 - 3
SS. - Solar and Wind Energy Around the World
L.A. - Start Researching Solar and Wind Energy
Sci. - Do Radiation and the Transfer of Energy
SS. - Discuss and display Solar and Wind Energy Around the World
Math - Length of Shadows
L.A. - Continue Researching Solar and Wind Energy
Sci. - Beaufort Wind Scale, Read pages 4, 5, and top of 6
SS. - Plotting Solar and Wind Data on US Maps
Math - Measuring Wind Speed
L.A. - Continue Research activity
Sci. - The Effect of Concentrating Sunlight, Read pages 6, 7, and 8
SS. - Mapping Wind Speeds Around Your School
Math - Wind Vane
L.A. - Finish Researching Solar and Wind Energy
L.A.- Have students present the results of Researching Solar and and Energy
L.A.- Finish the module by doing 'Tooning' into Renewable Energy Sources
Detailed lesson plans can be accessed in the attached document.
Varies by activity
Source:US Department of Energy
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Mathematics, Science, English / Language Arts, Social Studies,
Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy,
Level:Primary / ElementaryIntermediate / Middle
Grade:JKK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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