Puzzling Over Energy Issues

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand there are many, often complex, energy and environmental issues
  • Research and work with an energy and environmental issue that they think is important
  • Form their own opinions and consider potential solutions for an energy and environmental issue

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 4 - 7
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Length of Activity

4 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Newspaper and magazine articles and/or short videos that illustrate various energy and environmental issues
  • Energy and the Environment: The Impacts of Our Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Taking Action: Personal Choices About Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Renewable Energy Sources Backgrounder

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