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Fueling America. Ms. Turner Environmental Studies Grade 9. Standards. GA SEV4 b: Describe how technology is increasing efficiency of utilization and accessibility of resources. GA SEV4e : Describe the commonly used fuels and some alternative fuel sources. Driving Question.

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Fueling america

Fueling America

Ms. Turner

Environmental Studies

Grade 9


Standards
Standards

  • GA SEV4 b: Describe how technology is increasing efficiency of utilization and accessibility of resources.

  • GA SEV4e: Describe the commonly used fuels and some alternative fuel sources.


Driving question
Driving Question

Should the US invest its time and money in alternative energy sources?


Final products
Final Products

  • Group: 3 minute videotaped newscast

  • Individual: 2 page research paper with a minimum of 5 citations in MLA format.


Assessment
Assessment

  • Formative:

    • Rough draft (I)

    • News Script (G)

    • Venn Diagram (G)

    • Notes (I)

  • Summative:

    • Research Paper (I)

    • Self Evaluation (I)

    • Newscast Video (G)

    • Peer Evaluation (G)


Unit facts
Unit Facts

  • 11 classes

  • 90min/class

    =

  • 16.5hrs or

  • 4 ½ weeks


Entry event
Entry Event

  • Mini Lab

    • Students will be divided into groups of 3/4.

    • They will be given windup toys to explore.

    • Make inferences about the energy source.

    • Make observations about the toy.


Lesson 1 day 1
Lesson #1, Day 1

Plan:

  • 1. Entry Event: Mini Lab~20min

  • 2. PBL Unit Introduction: ~20min

  • 3. Energy Sources Scavenger Hunt: ~35min

  • 4. Compare/Review: ~15min


Lesson 2 day 3
Lesson #2, Day 3

  • Plan:

    • Venn Diagram ~30min

    • Excel graph instruction ~20min

    • Making graphs ~40min


Lesson 3 day 9
Lesson #3, Day 9

  • Plan:

    • Editing footage instruction ~20min

    • Constructing / Editing video ~70min


Calendar
Calendar

  • View Word Document for Breakdown of Unit.


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