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Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources: Design Thinking

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Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Will Renewable Energy Guide Your Future?

This lesson introduces students to climate change and the idea that renewable energy sources are a better choice for the planet.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students generate ideas in response to the question "What is climate change?" Students watch an introduction episode or a portion of the episode What Is Climate Change? | Our Climate Our Future, Chapter 1.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn about renewable energy sources through the book Energy Island and compare this community to their own.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students are challenged to follow the engineering design process and plan, design, and build their own zero emissions ferry to the island of Samsø.

This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to define climate change.
  • Students will be able to compare their communities to that of a sustainable zero emissions community.
  • Students will be able to design, plan, and build a zero emissions ferry following the engineering design process.
  • Students will be able to work collaboratively with their peers.

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Will Renewable Energy Guide Your Future_ - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

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April 24, 2023
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