What is Renewable Energy?
In this activity, students will learn about renewable energy sources and will distinguish them from nonrenewable sources. The students will be asked to come up with a definition of energy, then to think about the different sources of energy, to divide those sources into renewable and nonrenewable categories, and to consider how renewables are currently used. At the end of the activity, students are asked to envision a “renewable future.”
Time Required: 45 minutes
• to understand the concept of energy
• to establish a base of knowledge about renewable energy that students can use in additional activities on renewable energy
• to establish a common definition for “renewable energy” that will allow students to distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources
• to familiarize students with some of the applications of renewable energy
*activity can be found on page 11 of the Web Link attachment
Source:Union of Concerned Scientists
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Science, Social Studies,
Topic:Energy Generation, Renewable Energy,
Level:Intermediate / MiddleSecondary
Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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