Alternative Energy Resources
1 Direct Instruction Alternative Energy Resources Project Introduction
Teacher wil present basic information on alternative energy using a power-point. The teacher will emphazie the need for alternative energy, and show video clips from discovery channel
2 Guided Practice - Student Research on Alternative Energy Resource
The link is a website bank of student resources for the Alternative Energy Project. Distribute grading rubric, and citation worksheet to students.
Alternative Energy Project Physical Science
Description: You head up the marketing department of ‘Alt- Energy’, which is a company that develops and implements various energy resources that could be used instead of fossil fuels. Your current project is to research a particular alternative energy source and design a project that will advertise this resource. Your boss (Mrs. Bowman) takes “truth-in-advertising” very seriously, and she requires your project to include not only advantages but disadvantages as well. The guidelines are listed below:
Fully describe your energy resource.
Include the definition of any key term(s) that may apply to your energy resource (6 points)
DESCRIBE two reasons why alternative resources are needed (6 points)
DESCRIBE the alternative energy source and explain how it creates electricity(20 points)
INCLUDE two pros and two cons(12 points)
THREE cited sources(6 points)
Remember “Truth-in Advertising!” Include all advantages and disadvantages that your energy resource offers.
Make your video neat and colorful!This is an advertisement that tries to get people to buy your product- the more you sell, the more you earn!
3 Guided Practice - Creation of Alternative Energy iMovie
Using student rubric and citation sheet, the student should create an iMovie on alternative energy.
Using provided rubric, create an iMovie, on alternative energy project.
4 Evaluation - Peer Edit iMovie, and large group review
Students will peer and eventually show entire class commerical on iMovie.
Pair-up with a partner and peer edit iMovie, using provided rubric.
Show iMovie to classmates.