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Alternative Energy Exploration

Lesson Description:
In this project, students will determine the sources of energy that are utilized to power their schools (i.e., conventional and/or alternative). They will then explore the economic and environmental benefits of changing over a portion of this energy to renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal. Depending on area-specific factors such as available funding (funding by state) and climate, this can involve the purchase of alternative energy credits and/or the creation of an on-site system such as a wind-turbine or solar panels.
Lesson Type:
  • Project
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
2+ weeks to conduct a feasibility study
Materials Needed:
  • Calculators
  • Recycled/scrap paper for record keeping and presentation
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Located in: Science

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