Reflection: Rigor From the Desk of the President - Section 1: Day 1: Engage


This lesson can be used as a replacement or an extension to the "Don't Be Fuel-ish!" lesson in this unit. While both lessons have students investigating a form of energy, adding a second lesson can allow them to research an additional energy source, making them knowledgeable in more than one type of alternative energy.

It is a great way for them to compare / contrast different forms of energy based on their findings. In addition, this lesson places a focus on writing, requiring students to state and support an argument for a formal audience. You could also provide an opportunity for collaboration, allowing students to use their peers as "experts in the field", by drawing upon their classmates' knowledge from the previous lesson and applying it to their current presentations.

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From the Desk of the President

Unit 4: Enivronmental Science
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT research types of alternative energy to learn about their supplies, locations, benefits, and drawbacks.

Big Idea: Which types of alternative energy forms are best for our country? In this lesson students create a persuasive presentation to convince others that an alternative energy resource should be utilized on a national level.

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Science, waste, Carbon, environment, oil, Air
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