Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Lesson Concepts: Students will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of nine different energy sources. They will use their knowledge to predict what would happen if the world did not use fossil fuels. They will also propose a plausible solution to the issues surrounding our current energy choices.

This lesson is part of a larger curriculum guide to support the district's film, Air. http://www.vcapcd.org/AirTheFilm/teacher.htm

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Chemistry
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Engineering
  • Science > Physical Sciences
  • Science > Physics
  • Science > Technology
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

energy power systems

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
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Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-07-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson is part of a larger curriculum guide to support the Ventura County Air Pollution District’s film, Air. Other related teacher materials can be found on the film’s website: http://www.vcapcd.org/AirTheFilm/teacher.htm. In this particular lesson, students will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of nine different energy sources, including coal, natural gas, hydrogen, geothermal, hydropower, oil, solar, wind, and nuclear energy. Then students will use their knowledge to explore issues around fossil fuels, collaboratively create a Consequence Wheel, and propose a plausible solution to our energy needs from various perspectives. The lesson itself is very clear and includes a list of content resources, student handouts, and answer keys.
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David Tran
April 30, 2014

There aren't many active aspects in this lesson plan. The assessment and worksheets help students retain the information better, but this is as close as it gets to active. Most of the lesson is lecture and analyzing. There is a higher constructive aspect, which is great because students will have to form their own ideas on energy savings. This leads to good authenticity in from the lesson. However, there is no technology used. The lesson plan has low levels of technology integration. Technology would only be used if, for example, the students used a power point presentation for their plans/ideas.

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