Renewable Energy!

Students will view a DVD to discover how various forces of nature are being harnessed for renewable energy. See what’s happening with solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, and hydropower, including tidal power. From tried-and-true methods, to those in the experimental stage, discover which energy sources may be utilized on a mass scale in the near future.

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Middle School, and High School.

Science SOLs: 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, LS.6, LS.11, PS.5, PS.6, PS.7, PS.10, ES.6, ES.7, ES.10, ES.11, ES12, PH.4, PH.5, PH.6, PH.7

Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced

Natural Resources, Renewable Resources, Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Energy, Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Pumped Storage, Tidal Power, Wind Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Generator, Turbine, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Passive Solar

Equipment Needed: DVD Player or Computer/Smartboard

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

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