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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy (Art for the Earth #1)

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

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In this lesson, students discuss and evaluate artwork by Jill Pelto, investigate renewable and nonrenewable energy, and demonstrate their learning through writing or drawing. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss and evaluate artwork by Jill Pelto and learn more about her career.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn the definitions of renewable and nonrenewable energy, read Sven's Search for Clean Energy, and take notes on renewable and nonrenewable energy.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students write a paragraph or draw a comic to demonstrate their new knowledge.

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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.
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and 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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