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Renewable Energy Resources

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  • In this resource, students will learn about the types of renewable energy available, interact with a wind turbine simulation, answer interactive questions, and see how renewable energy sources help fight climate change.
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  • There are vocabulary terms defined in the "Review" section and an outlined overview available.
  • Teachers can edit the chapter before assigning it to their class to add additional resources.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers and students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.
  • The worksheet can be downloaded in PDF format and printed.


  • Students can view the information in different ways to ensure student understanding (videos, text, and text summaries).
  • The wind turbine simulation has an additional worksheet with challenge questions included.
  • When signed in, students have access to a toolbar that allows students to highlight, note-take, read summaries and view additional information about the chapter.
  • To extend the lesson, consider having students build this solar oven or wind generator.
Scientist Notes
The resources describe renewable sources of energy and their roles in fighting climate change. This is introductory and suitable for students to gain insights.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • 6-8.RST.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
      • 6-8.RST.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • MS.ETS1.2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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