Alternative Energy Resources part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Society is beginning to recognize the limited supply of fossil fuels. In this project, students will investigate alternative energy sources. Conservation of resources is discussed and while conservation is an important step, at some point in the not-so-distant future we realize that we may deplete our supplies of fossil fuels and will be forced to rely completely on alternative energy sources. Students will become experts on one alternative renewable resource. The choices may not be limited to solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear power. Students are encouraged to present other ideas, if possible. The student will work with a team of four people to complete this task. Each person on the team will take on a role, and have the responsibilities that go along with that role. The team will present their material by giving an oral presentation with 2 to 3 minutes of information from each member of the group. This will be accompanied by a poster or portfolio that includes pictures of how the energy source is used.