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Understanding Renewable Energy: Project & Vocab Cards

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

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Access Lesson Plan Here: How Does Renewable Energy Work? (Renewable Energy #4)

In this lesson, students learn the story of William Kamkwamba, build their own renewable-powered project, and share their project with the broader school community. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students listen to a read aloud of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a story about a Malawian boy named William Kamkwamba who helped bring energy to his community.

Step 2 - Invstigate: Students build a renewable-powered project.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students write about their project and share their project with the broader school community.

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How Does Renewable Energy Work_ (Renewable Energy #4) - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

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February 14, 2023
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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.
Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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