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Great Energy Debate

Lesson Description:
To investigate the economical and environmental advantages/disadvantages of the major energy sources. Student teams learn about the different energy sources, then are assigned to represent the different energy sources. Working cooperatively, students develop arguments on the merits of their source over others.
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
2-3 45 minute class periods
Standards Addressed:
  • Listed on attachment

Materials Needed:
  • Debate sheets for each team (attached)
  • Yes/no cards for judges
  • Great energy debate game board (attached on p.8)

School or Group:
Need
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