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This Alternative Energy Resources poster is designed to aide students in understanding that energy can be created from the power of the wind, water, sun, earth, plants, and animal waste. The Texas TEK (5.7C) is listed within the poster inlcuding if the TEK is a Readiness or Supporting Standard.

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5th Grade Earth Science Vocabulary Foldable--Alternative Energy including hydroelectric, solar power, geothermal energy, biofuels and biomass, and wind energy. Students add the word and a picture or symbol on the cover, then put the definition, examples, etc. on the inside. Foldable can then be glued into science notebooks.


In this video from NOVA’s Energy Lab, learn about renewable energy sources and renewable energy technologies. A renewable source of energy is so plentiful that it can be considered limitless. Scientists and engineers are working on alternative energy technologies that make use of renewable energy sources (such as solar, geothermal, and tidal energy) and have less impact on the environment. The Sun is our greatest energy resource; solar technologies use its energy directly in the form of…


Differentiating between renewable and nonrenewable resources is important when teaching about alternative energy. Even in 7th grade sorting cards is informative and interactive! - VM