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Students demonstrate what they already know or think they know about energy and resources through different methods of communication.
Students engage in a hands-on activity to discover evidence of energy and investigate simple energy systems.
Expanding on material presented in 2.2, students build a model to explore how renewable energy systems work to make electricity.
Students conduct an investigation to design and model simple circuits.
Students role-play to extend learning about electricity production and system models.
Students read informational text and use scientific communication to demonstrate understanding about fossil fuels.
Students sort resources into categories (renewable vs. non-renewable) and make a list of problems that need solutions.
Students review and evaluate evidence about energy resources and plan for the future. Students show respect for diverse perspectives during small group and class discussions.
Students identify potential problems, investigate impacts, and describe policies to make positive changes.
Students collect and analyze data on energy use and waste and consider potential solutions to energy problems.
Students review concepts, reflect on energy use, brainstorm possible solutions to energy waste, create “What Have We Learned” anchor chart.
Students choose a mode of presentation to communicate understanding of key concepts.
SEL and Service-Learning Lessons
Students notice, describe, and use active listening skills. Active listening refers to paying close attention to what other people are saying so they can understand well enough to paraphrase someone else's comments.
Students learn sentence stems that help them to give and positive feedback and constructive criticism respectfully.
Students learn about different types of data and decide what data they will collect to measure their impact.