1. As students enter the classroom, have these questions
posted for them to answer:
- What is meant by renewable energy?
as many examples as you can of renewable energy sources.
are we not using more renewable energy? What obstacles
are preventing us from using
2. Discuss answers to these questions and ensure
students have a firm grasp on what constitutes
a renewable resource.
a list of renewable sources on the board. If it’s possible,
make the list somewhere that it can remain for a while and
be added to. See what ideas students have as to why there isn’t
greater use of renewable energy sources.
3. Have students look at websites on information
about different renewable energy sources. Some
and cons with renewable
energy sources, and the problems with attempting
to switch over to these sources. Allow students
4. Discuss the readings with students. Why is the
cost of electricity so important? Remind them of
quarter in which
they traced the energy use involved with a consumer
product. Besides higher home electricity bills,
what do they think
will happen to the cost of living?
Have students fill out an exit card including some facts
about each of the technologies that were researched,
and a quick definition of renewable energy.
students for their participation in classroom discussions.
The exit card can be marked as well, and should be checked
to ensure students understand renewable energy.