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demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Energy Sources and Use
http://www.sciencene...
This problem based lesson allows students to research and become involved with creating solutions with renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They will compare and contrast each alternative source of energy.

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Solar Power
http://mynasadata.la...
Locating the best location for collecting solar power.

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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

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Energy Quest Room
http://www.energyque...
This interactive website allows students to navigate through the many, varied, and unusual facts about energy. There is a plethora of activities that engage student learning on energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels.

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Energy Transfer 6th Grade
http://www.thescienc...
PowerPoint explaining conduction, convection, and radiation.

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Power Up!
http://www.sciencene...
This tool, created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to think about the positive and negative consequences of various types of power. The site provides students with a specific monetary budget, which they can use to purchase power plants for their city. As students choose their types of power, they learn how much power the plant provides, how much it costs, and the effect it could have on the environment. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 6-8, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.

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Energy Quest Room
http://www.energyque...
This interactive website allows students to navigate through the many, varied, and unusual facts about energy. There is a plethora of activities that engage student learning on energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels.

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Heating it Up!
http://www.scienceki...
Game teaching conduction and transfer of heat

Learning Activities


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Power Up!
http://www.sciencene...
This tool, created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to think about the positive and negative consequences of various types of power. The site provides students with a specific monetary budget, which they can use to purchase power plants for their city. As students choose their types of power, they learn how much power the plant provides, how much it costs, and the effect it could have on the environment. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 6-8, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.

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Chemiluminscence Light
http://scifun.chem.w...
This lab activity is an engaging activity for students that develops the concept of chemical reactions. This particular chemical reaction produces light energy without heat energy.

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Rubber Bands and Heat
http://scifun.chem.w...
In this lab activity, students will examine thermal properties of rubber and how it relates to heat energy.

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Bending Water
http://scifun.chem.w...
This engaging experiment will allow students to discover static electricity.

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Blue Sky - Red Sunset
http://scifun.chem.w...
Students will investigate how light creates blue skies and orange sunsets.

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The Mummy's Tomb Raceway
http://www.miamisci....
In this activity, the students build a roller coaster for a mummy while relating the concepts of potential and kinetic energy.

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Energy Quest Room
http://www.energyque...
This interactive website allows students to navigate through the many, varied, and unusual facts about energy. There is a plethora of activities that engage student learning on energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels.

Teacher Tools


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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

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