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How Can We Encourage Our Community to Use More Renewables? (Renewable Energy #6)

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, State-specific

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In this lesson, students advocate for renewable energy in their schools and communities. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher shares the story of Team Marine, a group of youth activists from California who fought to ban plastic bags in their neighborhood.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students choose from a variety of projects to advocate for more renewable energy in their schools and communities. Students can write letters, create videos, write speeches, or choose another way to advocate for a cleaner world!

Step 3 - Inspire: Students follow through with their advocacy by sending letters and videos, delivering speeches, etc. Finally, students reflect on their activism experience.

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Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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