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Expressions & Equations Algebra: Calculating Wind Energy
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Expressions & Equations Algebra: Calculating Wind Energy


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

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Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Calculating Wind Turbines for a Community (Renewable Energy Algebra #3)

In this lesson, students use algebra to calculate the number of wind turbines needed to power a local community.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a short video introducing wind energy and discuss the possibility of wind energy powering their community.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students complete a series of mathematical calculations related to wind energy.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students discuss the benefits of wind energy using their calculations to support their ideas.

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February 10, 2023
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Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.


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