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Energy Fuel Sources/Renewable Energy

Learn about energy sources used to generate electricity, including coal, hydropower, renewables and more.

Electricity From Water, Wind & Sunlight Kit


Students' and teachers' interests in renewable energy sources provide a stimulus for activities that clarify the nature of electricity and the process of generating it. Students build their own galvanometers to detect small electric currents. Working in groups and using patterns provided in the booklet, they construct wind turbines (from construction paper) or water turbines (from milk cartons), connect them to a generator, and detect the electricity produced. Experiments with a photovoltaic cell are also suggested. Kit of supplies: 1 photovoltaic cell, 1 generator with connector, 40' of 26-gauge magnet wire, 31 pins, sandpaper magnet, 4 plastic portion cups, 22 bamboo skewers, 5 10d common nails, 1 pair of test leads, 12 dished sequins and 20 12mm wooden beads.

Grade Level: 4-9
Publisher: Enterprise for Education
Extras: Teacher's Guide and Quiz


Bringing Solar Energy To Light


With photographic illustrations and appealing graphics, this energetic workbook will keep adolescents' attention as it teaches them all about renewable energy sources -- and why they're so important! Explains the benefits and challenges associated with renewable energy sources.

Grade Level: 6-8
Publisher: Channing Bete Company
Extras: Teacher's Guide


On Renewable Energy


With photographic illustrations and appealing graphics, this energetic workbook will keep adolescents' attention as it teaches them all about renewable energy sources -- and why they're so important! Explains the benefits and challenges associated with renewable energy sources.

Grade Level: 9-12
Publisher: Channing Bete Company
Extras: Teacher's Guide