THE POWER OF SOLAR. Lesson 7 Wind Turbine

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "THE POWER OF SOLAR. Lesson 7 Wind Turbine"

Transcription

1 THE POWER OF SOLAR Lesson 7 Wind Turbine Overview: Students will explore sources of energy, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and forms of energy through a systems approach. This lesson includes a hands- on science investigation in which students build and operate wind- powered s. An informational passage and diagram are used to support learning from the activity. Objectives: 4- PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. 4- PS3-3 Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes In energy that occur when objects collide. 4- PS3-4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. 4- ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. Identify basic forms of energy. Identify the sun as the energy source of light and heat on earth. Identify earth resources and materials that come from the environment to meet the needs and wants of humans. Identify parts of a system and explain how it may not work as planned if a part is missing. Describe how tools and machines extend human capabilities in science and technology. Background Information: Natural resources are the sources of energy for electricity generation. Coal, oil, and natural gas are fossil fuels and nonrenewable resources because it takes millions of years for them to form. Solar, moving wind, moving water, and biomass resources are examples of renewable resources. All sources of energy used to produce electricity require energy conversion to change their original form of energy to electrical energy. One way to describe electricity generation is through a systems approach. A simple system consists of inputs, processes, and outputs. Inputs are the resources you put into the system. Processes are the actions that occur in the system. In an energy system, processes are often burning a source of energy or turning a. Outputs are the results of the system. In this case, it is electricity. Biomass and fossil fuels come from plants. Their original form of energy is chemical. Because it is stored energy, it is a form of potential energy. The chemical energy has to undergo a process, such as burning the energy source, to convert it to a form of kinetic energy that can be used to generate electricity. In the case of most electricity generation, the biomass or fossil fuel is burned, heating water and turning it to high- pressure steam that turns a steam to rotate the shaft in an electric generator to produce electricity. On the other hand, some renewable sources of energy, such as moving wind and moving water, are already in a form of kinetic (moving) energy. Typically, the mechanical International energy Technology of moving and wind Engineering and water Educators directly turn Association a to rotate EbD- TEEMS the shaft NextGen: in an electric Grade 4 generator. Solar energy is different than the other sources of energy. A photovoltaic solar cell absorbs

2 the radiant (light) energy from the sun and converts it to electrical energy. Materials: Copies of the "Energy Systems" handout Copies of the "Making a Wind Turbine" blackline master Each student needs his or her STEM notebook and a pencil. 1 fan For each group: Card stock (half of a file folder) Scissors Compasses Protractors Rulers Plastic drinking straws 10-12" Wooden skewers String approx. 50 centimeters Masking Tape 1 meter 1 washer Teacher Preparation: Make one copy of the "Energy Systems" handout and "Making a Steam Turbine" blackline master for each student in the class. In order to save time distributing materials, it is recommended that all of the materials required to make a be placed in a bin or box for each group in advance: 1 pie pan, 1 pair of scissors, 1 compass, 1 protractor, 1 ruler, 1 plastic straw, 1 wooden skewer, a rubber band, and tape. Each group will also need an unopened soup can. Set up a "power plant" station in a location in the room where there is an outlet and a table or counter. This is where the source of steam should be located and where students will test their s. Safety Concerns: Skewers and compasses are sharp, discuss safe handling. Teacher Procedures: 1. Introduce the concept of an energy system by explaining to students that they will work in teams to build a wind-powered working model. 2. Distribute a copy of "Making a Wind Turbine" to each student. Demonstrate the process that students will use to make the model. 3. Place students in groups of four. 4. Distribute to each group: 1 piece of card stock, scissors, a compass, a protractor, a ruler, 1 plastic straw, 1 wooden skewer, string, a washer, and tape. 5. Instruct students to follow the directions carefully and construct a model of a. Provide close supervision during this part of the activity and circulate as students work. Provide guidance to groups that need assistance or have questions.

3 6. Once models are constructed, students will test their models with the fan. They may need to modify their design for where the tape is attached at the end of the skewer so that the string will wind up properly. 7. As groups finish building their models, have students test their s using the fan at different speeds. 8. Students will make observations of how the speed of the fan affects the energy that the produces. 9. Distribute a copy of the "Energy Systems" handout to each student in the group to read. The group should read the passage together and discuss it as they read to collectively make sense of the information. 10. When all groups are finished constructing their models and reading the passage, invite each team to test its steam-powered at the "power plant" station. (Setup recommendations are provided in the Teacher Preparations section of this lesson.) 11. As each team is at the "power plant" station testing its, ask students: "What is the input of the energy system, what is the process, and what is the output?" (The input is the wind, the process is the wind turning the, the output is the energy being transferred to the string to wind up the washer.) 12. Instruct students to record the terms "system," "," "source" (of energy), "fossil fuels," "kinetic energy," and "potential energy" in their STEM notebooks and Word Detective graphic organizers. Students should complete the Word Detective chart for each of the vocabulary terms. This could be completed in class or as a homework assignment. Extensions: Expand upon the idea of a system. Have students brainstorm additional natural and technological systems in their daily lives. Provide students with a systems diagram that has an input, process, output, and feedback loop. Ask students to identify these components in the systems that they brainstormed. This activity could also focus exclusively on energy systems. Students could research sources of energy and learn about the specific components of their energy systems to generate electricity, heat, or even the motion of a vehicle. Have students build another using a different design or materials. ASSESSMENT: To reinforce learning and as a formative assessment, have students participate in a kinesthetic energy systems activity. Give each student a card that lists one of the following words or phrases: coal, oil, natural gas, corn ethanol, soy ethanol, wood, moving water, moving wind, solar, chemical energy (x2), mechanical energy (x2), radiant energy, burned to heat water to produce steam (x2), turn a (x4), absorbed by solar cell, electricity (x5). Instruct students to read their card and then circulate around the room to find partners with cards that will help them form an energy system that includes an input, processes, and an output. Remind students that depending on their source of energy, one or two forms of energy and one or two processes may be part of their system. When all students have formed systems, call on groups to share the systems they have formed. After the first round, collect the cards, shuffle them, distribute new cards to students, and play again. Repeat.

4 Making a Wind Turbine 1. Using a compass, ruler, and protractor measure and draw a 10-cmdiameter circle with a pencil on your card stock. Cut out the circle. 2. Fold the circle in half, then fourths, then eighths. Open the circle back up. Each angle should measure Place a quarter-sized object in the center of the circle and trace it. This will be the guideline for where to cut the blades. Cut 8 blades by cutting along the 8 fold lines, to within 2 cm of the center. Make sure not to cut all the way to the center. When finished cutting, use the point of a sharp pencil to poke a small hole in the center. 4. Bend each blade gently up on one side so that all blades are curved up in the same direction. Don t over-bend the blades. Just bend them to give them a curve or twist. You may need to make adjustments to the blades when you use your. 5. Set up the system by sliding the blade on the wooden skewer about 4-5 centimeters from the blunt end and taping it in place. Tape may be needed on both sides of the blade to securely attach it to the wooden skewer. 6. Slide the straw over the wooden skewer. 7. Attach a string to the end of the skewer and tie a small washer at the other end of the string. 8. Use tape or other materials to create a system that allows the string to roll up on the end of the skewer causing the washer to wind up. 9. Hold the wind in front of a fan so that the will spin and roll up the string lifting the washer.

5 Energy Systems The electricity that you use in your home came from a source of energy. But, it did not come from the source of energy directly. Instead, a natural resource was collected, processed, and its energy converted into electricity. In an energy system to generate electricity, the natural resource is called an input. An input is something that you put into a system. The energy system also has processes, such as burning an energy source or turning a. A process in a system is an action. Finally, in an energy system, there is an output, such as electricity. An output in a system is the final result. The flow chart below shows five energy systems used to produce electricity. Energy Source Fossil Fuel Coal Oil Natural Gas Biomass Corn Ethanol Soy Ethanol Wood Solar Moving Wind Moving Water Potential Energy Form Chemical Chemical Process Burned to heat water to make steam to turn a Burned to heat water to make steam to turn a Kinetic Energy Form Mechanical Mechanical Radiant Mechanical Mechanical Process Absorbed by solar cell

6 Electricity, the movement of electrical charges through a conductor, is generated. Energy resources can be categorized as renewable or nonrenewable. Renewable resources can be easily replenished through natural cycles. Plants, wood from trees, sunlight, wind, and water are all examples of renewable resources. Nonrenewable resources Open Coal Mine Photo by Iain Thompson CC BY- SA 2.0 cannot be easily replenished through natural cycles. Natural gas, oil, coal, and other minerals are examples of fossil fuels that are nonrenewable resources. Fossil fuels were produced deep underground over millions of years from ancient plant and animal life that was trapped and pressed between layers of earth. Both renewable and nonrenewable resources can be inputs in an energy system. Energy is found in many different forms and can be changed from one form to another. Forms of energy used in electricity generation include chemical, mechanical, radiant, thermal, and electrical energy. Chemical energy is the only one that is considered a Potential form of energy. Potential energy is stored energy that is not in motion. Mechanical, radiant (light), thermal (heat), and electrical energy are all forms of Kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is in motion. When a natural resource is used to make electricity, its energy is has to be converted from one form of energy to electrical energy. In an energy system, the processes of burning a source of energy or turning a are common ways to convert one form of energy to electrical energy. The electricity that is generated is the output of the energy system.

GOING FOR A SPIN: Making a Model Steam Turbine

GOING FOR A SPIN: Making a Model Steam Turbine GOING FOR A SPIN: Making a Model Steam Turbine PLANNING OVERVIEW SUBJECT AREAS: Physical Science, Math, Language Arts TIMING: Preparation: 30-60 minutes Activity: 1-2 45-minute class periods Note: Going

More information

What will happen when we completely run out? What are some alternatives to using these sources of energy?

What will happen when we completely run out? What are some alternatives to using these sources of energy? reflect Millions of years ago, certain plants and animals living on Earth died. Over time their bodies decayed and became part of the soil. The energy held in their bodies did not disappear, however. Over

More information

Lesson 6.5: Energy from Wind

Lesson 6.5: Energy from Wind Grade Six: Energy Lesson 6.5: Energy from Wind Lesson Concept Link Time Mechanical energy of moving air (wind) is captured by a windmill to do work. In the previous lesson, light energy from the sun radiates

More information

Renewable Energy. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental Awareness and Care Strand Unit Environmental Awareness

Renewable Energy. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental Awareness and Care Strand Unit Environmental Awareness key message: Fossil fuels are becoming scarce and are non-renewable. We need to use renewable sources of energy which are less damaging to the environment. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental

More information

LESSON 1.- ENERGY RESOURCES AND POWER STATIONS

LESSON 1.- ENERGY RESOURCES AND POWER STATIONS LESSON 1.- ENERGY RESOURCES AND POWER STATIONS What are energy resources? 1. Energy resources. a) In pairs, think about different kinds of energy used to produce electricity. Make a list (if you don t

More information

LESSON 3: AN ENERGY MIX Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

LESSON 3: AN ENERGY MIX Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources TEACHER BACKGROUND Overview: This lesson provides students with an introduction to forms of potential and kinetic energy; potential energy chemical, mechanical, nuclear,

More information

Objective Students will read about wind power in Oklahoma, use weather maps to track the wind and construct windmills.

Objective Students will read about wind power in Oklahoma, use weather maps to track the wind and construct windmills. Harvest the Wind Objective Students will read about wind power in Oklahoma, use weather maps to track the wind and construct windmills. Background When the winds of change blow, some people build walls

More information

is it renewable or non-renwable energy?

is it renewable or non-renwable energy? description is it renewable or non-renwable? Grade 5, Science and Technology Source: Adapted from Is it Renewable or Non-Renewable Energy?, Earth Day Canada s EcoKids Program In this learning activity,

More information

Energy Transformation and Flow

Energy Transformation and Flow LESSON 2 Energy Transformation and Flow Overview In this lesson students will observe two demonstrations in which energy is not lost, but rather transformed/converted from one form to another. Students

More information

Please click here to view both the creative artwork for this great lesson and the downloadable PDF.

Please click here to view both the creative artwork for this great lesson and the downloadable PDF. Page1 Make a Windmill Grade: 3-5 Subjects: Science, Social Studies Time: 60-90 minutes *Standards: Students will... Technology Standard 4: Understand the nature of technological design. Benchmark # 6:

More information

Energy Objectives. An Internet-Linked Unit Study

Energy Objectives. An Internet-Linked Unit Study Energy Objectives Following the general objectives for this unit study, objectives are listed by lesson. Objectives with an asterisk (*) are intended for grades 9-12. Upon completion of this unit your

More information

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Alternative Energy Resources Energy Resource Advantages Disadvantages What are some renewable energy resources? A nonrenewable resource cannot be replaced in a reasonable amount of time. Fossil fuels such

More information

Question 1. Passage (click here to show all) Question 2. Use the diagram and information below to answer question #.

Question 1. Passage (click here to show all) Question 2. Use the diagram and information below to answer question #. Question 1 Use the diagram and information below to answer question #. A teacher places a ribbon of magnesium on a wire and suspends it in a flask. She then seals the flask and runs electricity through

More information

What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide

What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide Subject Area Unit Grade Time Science Earth Science K - 1st grade 45 minutes Overview This activity reinforces the concept that the sun supplies

More information

T E A C H E R S N O T E S

T E A C H E R S N O T E S T E A C H E R S N O T E S Focus: Students explore energy: its sources, forms, and transformations. Students also consider the benefits of energy-efficient technologies and energy conservation. Learning

More information

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Nonrenewable Energy Sources Nonrenewable Energy Sources Strand Earth Resources Topic Nonrenewable resources Primary SOL 3.11 The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy. Key concepts include c) sources

More information

RADIANT ENERGY CHEMICAL ENERGY

RADIANT ENERGY CHEMICAL ENERGY Lesson 1 Overhead 1 of 7 FORMS OF ENERGY All forms of energy fall under two categories KINETIC Kinetic energy is energy in motion POTENTIAL Potential energy is stored energy RADIANT ENERGY Radiant energy

More information

Adapted from The NEED Project, Manassas, VA. Lesson 10 Overhead 1 of 8

Adapted from The NEED Project, Manassas, VA. Lesson 10 Overhead 1 of 8 Adapted from The NEED Project, Manassas, VA Lesson 10 Overhead 1 of 8 From The NEED Project, Manassas, VA Lesson 10 Overhead 2 of 8 Lesson 10 Overhead 3 of 8 Coal Fired Power Plant http://c1cleantechnicacom.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2011/10/coal_power_plant_datteln_2_crop1-e1318788714370.png

More information

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grades: 3 4 Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Time Allotments: Teacher preparation: 15 minutes Lesson and activity: 45-60 minutes Vocabulary: Conservation Natural Resources Nonrenewable Resources Renewable

More information

KS2 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation

KS2 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation Introductory Presentation Energy Energy is a vital to our way of life. Here are a some examples of where energy is used: Homes: central heating, powering electrical appliances, and heating water Public

More information

Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy

Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy FORMS OF ENERGY LESSON PLAN 2.9 Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy This lesson is designed for 3rd 5th grade students in a variety of school settings (public, private, STEM schools, and home schools) in

More information

SERVANTHOOD - God is Shepherd/Protector - God is Servant - God Patient/Self-Controlled

SERVANTHOOD - God is Shepherd/Protector - God is Servant - God Patient/Self-Controlled TERM 3 WK 1 07/21 WK2 07/27 WK3 08/03 WK4 08/10 NATURAL SCIENCES GRADE 7 CONTENT SOURCES OF ENERGY Renewable and non-renewable sources of energy energy is needed to make everything work, move or live a

More information

Consider How can you collect solar energy for use in your school? What are other alternatives?

Consider How can you collect solar energy for use in your school? What are other alternatives? 5 a 5 Energy Sources a - Energy from the sun Purpose To explore sourcing our energy from the sun Key concepts Solar energy is a natural and renewable resource Heat energy from the sun can be used to heat

More information

KS3 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation

KS3 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation Introductory Presentation Energy Energy is a vital to our way of life. Here are a some examples of where energy is used: Homes: central heating, powering electrical appliances, and heating water Public

More information

12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518

12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518 12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518 Key Concepts: 1. Electrical energy is produced by energy transformations. 2. Electrical energy is produced from renewable and non-renewable resources. 4. Electrical

More information

5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY

5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY 5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY Renewable Energy Key Ideas Renewable energy is a source of energy that can be used and replenished naturally in a relatively short period of time. Non renewable energy

More information

Section 15.1 Energy and Its Forms (pages 446 452)

Section 15.1 Energy and Its Forms (pages 446 452) Section 15.1 and Its Forms (pages 446 452) This section describes how energy and work are related. It defines kinetic energy and potential energy, and gives examples for calculating these forms of energy.

More information

Reading Comprehension Skills Preview the Book How to Read Diagrams Main Idea and Details Cause and Effect

Reading Comprehension Skills Preview the Book How to Read Diagrams Main Idea and Details Cause and Effect TM Red Edition Grade 3 4 reading level Purple Edition Grade 4 5 reading level Objectives Define the science meaning of the word energy: the ability to make changes occur. Compare two main kinds of energy:

More information

The Formation of Fossil Fuels

The Formation of Fossil Fuels The Formation of Fossil Fuels There are many sources of energy in our world. We can get energy from the sun, from wind, and from falling water. We can also get energy from materials that contain stored

More information

Energy Transfer in a Flash-Light. (Teacher Copy)

Energy Transfer in a Flash-Light. (Teacher Copy) Energy Transfer in a Flash-Light (Teacher Copy) Florida Sunshine State Standards Benchmark: SC.B. 1.3.1 AA The student identifies forms of energy and explains that they can be measured and compared. (Also

More information

Find out about biomass energy

Find out about biomass energy 1 Find out about biomass energy To discover one way that biomass gives off energy Introduction Biomass is plant or animal material that can be used as fuel, to provide heat or electricity. Grass cuttings

More information

Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Florida Resort Educational Resource Guide Grades 4-6

Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Florida Resort Educational Resource Guide Grades 4-6 Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Florida Resort Educational Resource Guide Grades 4-6 Table of Contents Welcome Page 1 Background Information Page 2 Before and After Visit: Minds-On Investigations Page 3 LEGOLAND

More information

Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed plant products.

Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed plant products. Resources for Energy System Diagram Activity Labels for Anaerobic digestion poster cut apart and distribute to students Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed

More information

Student Worksheets. Stage 4 Geography FW4G1. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW4G1

Student Worksheets. Stage 4 Geography FW4G1. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW4G1 Student Worksheets Stage 4 Geography FW4G1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to keep life on Earth going comes

More information

Resources. Water: Humans cannot survive without fresh water. The fresh water we use is replaced by the water cycle. Water is also a source of energy.

Resources. Water: Humans cannot survive without fresh water. The fresh water we use is replaced by the water cycle. Water is also a source of energy. Resources You use Earth s resources every day. When you eat cereal with milk for breakfast you use resources from plants and from animals. When you ride the bus to school you use fuel resources. When you

More information

Build Your Own Solar Car Teach build learn renewable Energy! Page 1 of 1

Build Your Own Solar Car Teach build learn renewable Energy! Page 1 of 1 Solar Car Teach build learn renewable Energy! Page 1 of 1 Background Not only is the sun a source of heat and light, it s a source of electricity too! Solar cells, also called photovoltaic cells, are used

More information

In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an

In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an What is energy? In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an object to move in the direction of the force. Energy is expressed in units of joules (J). A joule is calculated

More information

Activity 1: 2 butter cartons, scissors, cling film, thermometer, water, a sunny spot and a shady spot.

Activity 1: 2 butter cartons, scissors, cling film, thermometer, water, a sunny spot and a shady spot. Equipment: Activity 1: 2 butter cartons, scissors, cling film, thermometer, water, a sunny spot and a shady spot. Activity 2: 3 thermometers, black paper, white paper Suggested Class Level: 3rd 6th Preparation:

More information

Sustainable Living Student Worksheets

Sustainable Living Student Worksheets Sustainable Living Student Worksheets Stage 4 Design & Technology FW4DT1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to keep

More information

Energy Quiz. Questions:

Energy Quiz. Questions: Energy Quiz Want to have some fun and learn at the same time. This is not a test. You don t have to pass it and it won t give you a grade. It will just help you learn or find out how much you remember

More information

Conventional Energy Sources

Conventional Energy Sources 9.2 Conventional Energy Sources Key Question: What benefits and problems come with common sources of energy? Hints The word plant here is not the kind that grows out of the ground. In this section, plants

More information

S1 Topic 9. Energy and Generating Electricity. Level: S1. Topic: Energy (Unit 4) Introduction:

S1 Topic 9. Energy and Generating Electricity. Level: S1. Topic: Energy (Unit 4) Introduction: S1 Topic 9 Energy and Generating Electricity Level: S1 Topic: Energy (Unit 4) Introduction: This set of ELA materials is designed for students whose academic ability is comparatively high. The whole unit,

More information

Pulleys: Groovy Wheels

Pulleys: Groovy Wheels activity Pulleys: Groovy Wheels BROWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCIENCE BENCHMARK PLAN Grade Quarter Activity SC.C... The student understands that the motion of an object can be described and measured. SC.H...

More information

Reading Comprehension Skills Preview the Book Compare and Contrast How to Read Charts Main Idea and Details

Reading Comprehension Skills Preview the Book Compare and Contrast How to Read Charts Main Idea and Details TM Red Edition Grade 3 4 reading level Purple Edition Grade 4 5 reading level Objectives Understand that electric charge is a property of matter. Compare static electricity and current electricity. Describe

More information

Challenge: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different sources of energy that produce electricity in the United States?

Challenge: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different sources of energy that produce electricity in the United States? NAME: DATE PAGE ACTIVITY/TITLE Act #64 Electricity Generation Background Information: Where does electricity in the home and elsewhere come from? Electricity comes from transforming natural resources Natural

More information

RENEWABLE OR NOT? ADVANCE PREPARATION MATERIALS

RENEWABLE OR NOT? ADVANCE PREPARATION MATERIALS AT A GLANCE RENEWABLE OR NOT? Students learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources and discover why sustainable use of natural resources is important. OBJECTIVES Students will: Identify

More information

Student Study Guide: Energy Rules!

Student Study Guide: Energy Rules! Student Study Guide: Energy Rules! Name: Class / Period: Instructions: Enter the term, its definition, or an example as indicated. Energy: energy the energy of an object or substance in movement; sometimes

More information

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES HYDROELECTRIC POWER

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES HYDROELECTRIC POWER Grade Level: Middle School, 6-8 Time: Two 50-minute class periods Lesson could be divided into two separate lessons: one overview and poster-making lesson, and one hydro and experimentation lesson. Standards:

More information

WindWise Education. 2 nd. T ransforming the Energy of Wind into Powerful Minds. editi. A Curriculum for Grades 6 12

WindWise Education. 2 nd. T ransforming the Energy of Wind into Powerful Minds. editi. A Curriculum for Grades 6 12 WindWise Education T ransforming the Energy of Wind into Powerful Minds A Curriculum for Grades 6 12 Notice Except for educational use by an individual teacher in a classroom setting this work may not

More information

Title: Subject/Course: Time: Strand: Understanding Matter and Energy Grades: Created by: Lesson Description

Title: Subject/Course: Time: Strand: Understanding Matter and Energy Grades: Created by: Lesson Description Title: Rethink: Energy Consumption Subject/Course: Science Time: 60 minutes Strand: Understanding Matter and Energy Grades: 6 Created by: Emily Scott Lesson Description The students will be given an introduction

More information

Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability. Non-renewable and renewable resources

Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability. Non-renewable and renewable resources Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability Non-renewable and renewable resources Provided by Sponsored by INTRODUCTION We use energy for everything we do, whether it is heating our homes, cooking a meal,

More information

alliantenergykids.com

alliantenergykids.com Standards This lesson addresses the following National Science Education Standards: Physical Science: properties and changes of properties in matter Physical Science: transfer of energy Science in Personal

More information

Lesson 2.11: Physical Science Energy

Lesson 2.11: Physical Science Energy Weekly Focus: Reading for Comprehension Weekly Skill: Introduction to Energy Lesson Summary: This week students will continue reading for comprehension and get an introduction to various forms of energy.

More information

Science Grade 06 Unit 05 Exemplar Lesson 01: Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy Resources

Science Grade 06 Unit 05 Exemplar Lesson 01: Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy Resources Grade 06 Unit 05 Exemplar Lesson 01: Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy Resources This lesson is one approach to teaching the State Standards associated with this unit. Districts are encouraged to

More information

Do-Now. 1.) Get out notebook.

Do-Now. 1.) Get out notebook. Do-Now 1.) Get out notebook. 2.) Answer the following questions on the first clean sheet in your notebook. 1.) What are renewable resources? 2.) What are nonrenewable resources? Alternative Sources of

More information

Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment

Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment Stage 4 Science FW4S1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to

More information

Energy from the Sun. Objectives: Materials:

Energy from the Sun. Objectives: Materials: AK Target grades: 3-5 AK GLEs: Reading [3] 1.4.1 [4/5] 2.4.1 [3] 1.6.1 [3] 1.6.2 [4/5] 2.6.2 Set up time: 15 minutes Class time: About one class session Overview: The teacher will provide a basic summary

More information

Station #1 Interpreting Infographs

Station #1 Interpreting Infographs Energy Resources Stations Activity Page # 1 Station #1 Interpreting Infographs 1. Identify and explain each of the energy sources (5) illustrated in the infograph. 2. What do the white and black circles

More information

Manufacturing Energy A look at how people create and use energy. EDUCATIONAL IN NATURE page 1 of 7

Manufacturing Energy A look at how people create and use energy. EDUCATIONAL IN NATURE  page 1 of 7 Manufacturing Energy A look at how people create and use energy EDUCATIONAL IN NATURE page 1 of 7 Energy Energy is everywhere in nature in the light of the sun, in the wind, in the forest, in falling water

More information

SOLAR POWERED BUGGY TEACHING RESOURCES. Version 2.2 EXPLORE SOLAR POWER WITH THIS

SOLAR POWERED BUGGY TEACHING RESOURCES. Version 2.2 EXPLORE SOLAR POWER WITH THIS TEACHING RESOURCES INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY UNDERSTANDING SOLAR CELLS MODIFYING YOUR BUGGY HOW TO SOLDER GUIDE EXPLORE SOLAR POWER WITH THIS SOLAR POWERED BUGGY Version 2.2 Solar Powered Buggy

More information

Solar Cooking. Design Challenge: Make a solar cooker that will heat a piece of hot dog. Be prepared to show your solar cooker to your class.

Solar Cooking. Design Challenge: Make a solar cooker that will heat a piece of hot dog. Be prepared to show your solar cooker to your class. First Grade Science Design Brief Solar Cooking Background: The sun gives us energy. It provides the earth with heat and light. It helps grow food, makes weather, and keeps living things alive. We can use

More information

Light and Shadow. Academic Standards: National Science Education Standards Physical Science Content Standard B: Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

Light and Shadow. Academic Standards: National Science Education Standards Physical Science Content Standard B: Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism Light and Shadow Lesson Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with a foundational understanding of light by enabling them to explore how light interacts with different objects and

More information

The purpose of this unit plan is to help students research and share information about Renewable

The purpose of this unit plan is to help students research and share information about Renewable Page 1 of 6 Renewable Sources of Energy: A Research and Building Unit Plan Brief description The purpose of this unit plan is to help students research and share information about Renewable Sources of

More information

Module 7 Forms of energy generation

Module 7 Forms of energy generation INTRODUCTION In rich countries like Australia, our standard of living is dependent on easily available energy. Every time you catch a bus, turn on a light or watch television energy is being used up. Over

More information

Indiana Learning Standards. Illinois Learning Standards

Indiana Learning Standards. Illinois Learning Standards The Simple Machines Program takes place in a highly engaging learning environment and is designed for students from third to fifth grade. The children perform hands- on experiments as well as learn various

More information

Chapter 4 Forms of energy

Chapter 4 Forms of energy Chapter 4 Forms of energy Introduction This chapter compromises a set of activities that focuses on the energy sources and conversion. The activities illustrate The concept and forms of energy; The different

More information

4th Grade. Human Energy Use. Slide 1 / 73 Slide 2 / 73. Slide 3 / 73. Slide 4 / 73. Slide 6 / 73. Slide 5 / 73. Energy and Natural Resources

4th Grade. Human Energy Use. Slide 1 / 73 Slide 2 / 73. Slide 3 / 73. Slide 4 / 73. Slide 6 / 73. Slide 5 / 73. Energy and Natural Resources Slide 1 / 73 Slide 2 / 73 4th Grade Energy and Natural Resources 2015-11-18 www.njctl.org Slide 3 / 73 Slide 4 / 73 Energy and Natural Resources Human Energy Use Renewable Energy Non-Renewable Energy Environmental

More information

Innovadidattica, Leggere e scrivere l'ambiente

Innovadidattica, Leggere e scrivere l'ambiente Attenzione: l'allievo ha risposto usando il colore rosso. Allievo: Francesco B. 1. Read 1. Energy basics Energy is in everything. We use energy for everything we do, from making a jump shot to baking cookies

More information

Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Malaysia Educational Resource Guide

Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Malaysia Educational Resource Guide Energy LAB A LEGOLAND Malaysia Educational Resource Guide Table of Contents Welcome/About e-lab: Objectives Page 1 Background Information Where do we get energy from? Page 2 Before and After Visit: Minds-On

More information

Understanding and Measuring School Electronics

Understanding and Measuring School Electronics Understanding and Measuring School Electronics MATERIALS NEEDED: 1. 6 energy monitoring devices (note: these can be obtained from a variety of sources, i.e., local hardware stores, internet [average cost

More information

EnergySmart Schools CLEAN POWER GENERATION

EnergySmart Schools CLEAN POWER GENERATION EnergySmart Schools mean healthier learning environments and a healthier planet. EnergySmart Schools Be part of the CLEAN POWER GENERATION Download copies of this Activity Book at: EnergySmart Schools

More information

Great Energy Debate Game Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources in an innovative debate format.

Great Energy Debate Game Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources in an innovative debate format. Great Energy Debate Game Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources in an innovative debate format. SUBJECT AREAS Science Social Studies Math Language Arts? s s STUDENT

More information

Measuring Electricity Class Activity

Measuring Electricity Class Activity Measuring Electricity Class Activity Objective: To understand what energy is, how it impacts our daily lives, and how one can become an energy steward. Learning Outcomes: Students will: 1. Understand where

More information

Homework Energy Sources

Homework Energy Sources Homework Energy Sources May 2003 Core Paper No.3 (a) Anna drives an electric car to go to work. She recharges the battery pack of her car every 80km by connecting the battery pack to the mains supply.

More information

Coal. Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical and Thermal Energy. Introduction

Coal. Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical and Thermal Energy. Introduction Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical and Thermal Energy Perry LI and Moe MOMAYEZ NSF GK 12 Project Faculty Advisors for Solar Energy College of Engineering, University of Arizona Introduction Energy

More information

Energy: 4.C.1 Introduction to Energy

Energy: 4.C.1 Introduction to Energy Partnerships Implementing Engineering Education Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Public Schools Supported by: National Science Foundation Energy: 4.C.1 Introduction to Energy Grade Level 4 Sessions

More information

Electric Motors and Generators

Electric Motors and Generators Electric Motors and Generators Motors run a tremendous number of devices, from toy trains to refrigerators, from air conditions to cars. What is inside a motor and how do they work? How are motors related

More information

Grants Pass School District Science Standards Topics and Pacing Guide 4th Grade

Grants Pass School District Science Standards Topics and Pacing Guide 4th Grade Grants Pass School District Science Standards Topics and Pacing Guide 4th Grade The performance expectations in fourth grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: What are waves and what

More information

Fish, Fossils and Fuel

Fish, Fossils and Fuel Lesson Plan - Page 1 Topic Where oil comes from Source Oil and Natural Gas, pages 18-19 Objective Students will gain an overall picture of the sequence of processes that leads to the formation of sedimentary

More information

Teacher Instruction Guide: Harnessing the Sun s Energy with a Solar-Powered Car. Derek Butler, LE Davey, Mike Laritz, Ben Meadows, and Claire Raycraft

Teacher Instruction Guide: Harnessing the Sun s Energy with a Solar-Powered Car. Derek Butler, LE Davey, Mike Laritz, Ben Meadows, and Claire Raycraft Teacher Instruction Guide: Harnessing the Sun s Energy with a Solar-Powered Car Derek Butler, LE Davey, Mike Laritz, Ben Meadows, and Claire Raycraft Context: The solar-powered car project is designed

More information

The Advantages of Renewable Energy

The Advantages of Renewable Energy TEACHER OVERVIEW UNIT OF STUDY NO. No. 2 The Advantages of Renewable Energy For Grades 4 and 5 OVERVIEW This lesson continues the study of renewable energy as a means of becoming energy independent and

More information

Second Grade. 2. List living and nonliving resources (for animals, humans, and plants) from an environment and explain how each is used.

Second Grade. 2. List living and nonliving resources (for animals, humans, and plants) from an environment and explain how each is used. Second Grade Plants and Animals - Needs of Living Things Indicator(s): Es1.1/Ls 2.1 Identify and explain that resources are things that we get from the living (e.g., forests) and nonliving (e.g., minerals,

More information

Forms of Energy. Energy can be transferred, or converted, from one form to another! Electrical Electromagnetic Nuclear. Mechanical Thermal Chemical

Forms of Energy. Energy can be transferred, or converted, from one form to another! Electrical Electromagnetic Nuclear. Mechanical Thermal Chemical Forms of Energy Forms of Energy Mechanical Thermal Chemical Electrical Electromagnetic Nuclear Energy can be transferred, or converted, from one form to another! Mechanical Energy Energy associated with

More information

Unit 2 Lesson 4 Effects of Energy Transfer Essential Question: How does the use of energy resources affect the environment?

Unit 2 Lesson 4 Effects of Energy Transfer Essential Question: How does the use of energy resources affect the environment? Big Idea: Energy exists in different forms and can change form one form to another but energy is always conserved. Unit 2 Lesson 4 Effects of Energy Transfer Essential Question: How does the use of energy

More information

Energy Sources: Renewable and Nonrenewable

Energy Sources: Renewable and Nonrenewable LESSON 4 Energy Sources: Renewable and Nonrenewable Overview Students will participate in a simulation of a real life issue between the use of nonrenewable and renewable energy sources over a number of

More information

Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW45DT2

Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW45DT2 Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to

More information

As you learned in the previous activity, energy is either potential energy or kinetic energy. Each can take many forms.

As you learned in the previous activity, energy is either potential energy or kinetic energy. Each can take many forms. Topic 6: Forms of Potential Energy As you learned in the previous activity, energy is either potential energy or kinetic energy. Each can take many forms. Forms of potential energy include Stored Mechanical

More information

Are You Switched on to Switching Off?

Are You Switched on to Switching Off? Lesson 2.12 - Power Station to Plug Are You Switched on to Switching Off? Play Animation 1 Play Animation 2 what you will need Lesson 2.12 - Power Station to Plug click for more Key Question: Are You Switched

More information

Students are challenged, using everyday objects, to create simple machines to complete specific tasks.

Students are challenged, using everyday objects, to create simple machines to complete specific tasks. This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Apple Safari 7) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Activityengage Simple Machine Challenge

More information

Lesson 2 - Design a Robot. Grades: 6-8

Lesson 2 - Design a Robot. Grades: 6-8 Lesson 2 - Design a Robot Grades: 6-8 Essential Questions: What steps do manufacturers take to design and build a product? What role does robotics have in manufacturing? How have robotics changed how products

More information

Introduction to Forms of Energy

Introduction to Forms of Energy FORMS OF ENERGY LESSON PLAN 2.1 Introduction to Forms of Energy This lesson is designed for 3rd 5th grade students in a variety of school settings (public, private, STEM schools, and home schools) in the

More information

Can Gases Act Like a Greenhouse?

Can Gases Act Like a Greenhouse? Can Gases Act Like a Greenhouse? Activity 1 Following a discussion that enables student to express what they already know about the greenhouse effect, students conduct a controlled experiment to confirm

More information

RENEWABLE VERSUS NON-

RENEWABLE VERSUS NON- RENEWABLE VERSUS NON- Activity 1 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES PLANNING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR NEW ZEALAND Identify Natural Energy Sources and their uses Natural energy sources exist in the environment and

More information

THE MAGIC OF ENERGY Study Guide

THE MAGIC OF ENERGY Study Guide THE MAGIC OF ENERGY Study Guide Energy: The ability to do work Energy makes everything happen and can be divided into two types: Stored energy is called potential energy. Moving energy is called kinetic

More information

Name Class Date. water, making steam to turn a turbine. Electric current produced by turbines flows through power lines to homes and industries.

Name Class Date. water, making steam to turn a turbine. Electric current produced by turbines flows through power lines to homes and industries. 6.7A Research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar resources. : ces? power lights and electronics,

More information

What is Energy? ESTIMATED TEACHING TIME Session 1: minutes Session 2: minutes. energy.

What is Energy? ESTIMATED TEACHING TIME Session 1: minutes Session 2: minutes. energy. What is Energy? LEVEL: Grades K 3 SUBJECTS: Science, Mathematics, Language Arts SKILLS: Analyzing, applying, comparing similarities and differences, observing, understanding cause and effect, concluding

More information

Energy. Part 1: What is Energy?

Energy. Part 1: What is Energy? Energy Part 1: What is Energy? What Is Energy? Energy takes many different forms and has many different effects. But what is it, exactly? Energy is the ability to cause a change. It could be a change in

More information

Roping the Texas Breezes

Roping the Texas Breezes TEACHER OVERVIEW UNIT OF STUDY NO. No. 8 Roping the Texas Breezes For Grades 6, 7 and 8 OVERVIEW In this unit, students will learn that wind power in Texas is a fast growing energy source with great potential.

More information

FOSS Energy and Electromagnetism Unit Plan

FOSS Energy and Electromagnetism Unit Plan FOSS Energy and Electromagnetism Unit Plan Desired Results BVSD Standard(s)/Grade Level Expectations Fourth Grade Science Standard 1: Physical Science GLE1. Energy comes in many forms such as light, heat,

More information

The Co-operative s Green Schools Revolution. LESSON PLAN KS1: Duelling fuels! Fossil fuels versus renewable energy.

The Co-operative s Green Schools Revolution. LESSON PLAN KS1: Duelling fuels! Fossil fuels versus renewable energy. Energy The Co-operative s Green Schools Revolution LESSON PLAN KS1: Duelling fuels! Fossil fuels versus renewable energy. SUGGESTED TIME: 60 MINS Age group No. of pupils in cohort Classroom support (to

More information