Renewable Energy Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is a renewable energy source? A video lesson delivers key facts while an activity allows students to delve deeper. To help expand on instruction, we have included extra activities and related lessons.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the differences between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources
  • identify renewable and nonrenewable energy sources
  • analyze the use and effectiveness of one renewable source of energy

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Key Vocabulary

  • Renewable energy
  • Nonrenewable energy

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