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Mission Possible

Lesson Description:
Mission possible: energy trade-offs is a cooperative learning activity in which intermediate and secondary students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources used to generate electricity by developing energy plans for a fictitious country and presenting the plans to the class. several options with different levels of difficulty are provided for the activity. the activity includes a limited number of variables and is not intended to reflect the realities of the global or national economies.
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
5-7 class periods
Standards Addressed:
  • Intermediate (grades 4-8) standard e: science and technology
  • Intermediate-f: science in personal and social perspectives
  • Secondary (grades 9-12) standard e: science and technology
  • Secondary-f: science in personal and social perspectives

Materials Needed:
  • Computer with internet access

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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Mission%20Possible.pdf
Located in: Science

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