What is Renewable Energy?

Sources of Energy
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Students will be able to list and describe the main natural resources that people get energy from. Students will be able to describe the affect the use of different sources of energy has on the environment. Students will be able to describe the advantage of renewable sources of energy.

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Students learn about renewable energy sources through a read-aloud of Loreen Leedy’s The Shocking Truth about Energy. Students use Internet sources to obtain more information about alternate sources of energy. They complete a reflection to synthesize the information they have gathered.

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• Leedy, Loreen. 2101. The Shocking Truth about Energy. Holiday House. • Chart labeled “Renewable Energy" • Marker • Attached Handouts 1 and 2 • Optional: device to access Energy Kids website (http://eia.gov/kids)