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Renewable Energy Sentences

Lesson Description:
EnergySentence Students will be able to...
  • Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • Identify the basic parts of speech.
  • Recognize the subject-predicate relationship in sentences.
  • Write in complete sentences using correct mechanics (end marks, commas for series, capitalization), usage (subject and verb agreement in a simple sentence), and sentence structure (elimination of fragments).

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
40 minutes
Standards Addressed:
Technology Standard 6: Understand the nature and uses of different forms of technology
  • Benchmark # 3: Know that different types of energy (e.g., solar, fossil fuels) have different advantages and disadvantages (e.g., solar energy is a cleaner source of energy than fossil fuels, but currently is more expensive)

Geography Standard 16: Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution and importance of resources
  • Benchmark # 1: know the characteristics and uses of renewable resources (e.g., water, wind, timber) and non-renewable resources (e.g., fossil fuels)

Language Arts Standard 3: Use grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions
  • Benchmark # 3: use nouns in written compositions (e.g., use plural and singular naming words, use nouns as subjects)
  • Benchmark # 4: use verbs in written compositions (e.g., use a variety of action verbs, verbs that agree with the subject)
  • Benchmark # 9: use conventions of spelling in written compositions
  • Benchmark # 10: use conventions of capitalization in written compositions
  • Benchmark # 11: use conventions of punctuation in written compositions

Materials Needed:
  • Renewable Energy Word Bank and Sentence Worksheet (included below)
  • Writing utensils
  • Paper
  • A copy of "Our Earth: Clean Energy" (Scholastic News Nonfiction) by Peggy Hock 

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf EnergySentences.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf EnergySentences.pdf
Located in: Language Arts

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