Great for Earth Day or as an end of the year project!In this problem-based learning activity, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of renewable energy sources by designing their own EcoHouse. Students are provided with an invitation to become citizens of Energize City, which requires that they design a home with some requirements related to energy efficiency and alternative energy.
In this video from NOVA’s Energy Lab, learn about renewable energy sources and renewable energy technologies. A renewable source of energy is so plentiful that it can be considered limitless. Scientists and engineers are working on alternative energy technologies that make use of renewable energy sources (such as solar, geothermal, and tidal energy) and have less impact on the environment. The Sun is our greatest energy resource; solar technologies use its energy directly in the form of…
Alliant Energy Kids: Through interactive and engaging activities, elementary students can learn about electricity and natural gas, how to use them safely and wisely, and the importance of conserving energy
Thermal energy is produced by people and is measured by any kind of heat. This type of energy is generated by increasing the activity or velocity of molecules in a substance that then causes the rise in temperature. There are various natural sources for thermal energy in this planet that altogether make it a key component of alternative energy.