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English

Regional Focus

Europe

"Sven's Search for Clean Energy"

Author: ClimateScience
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Climate Action
Resource Type:
  • Digital Text
Synopsis
  • An illustrated online storybook about the adventures of Sven and Earthly as they learn about fossil fuels and clean energy. 
  • Graphics and a glossary are provided for deeper understanding. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The book provides graphics that will help students better understand the story.
  • Key terms are either highlighted or are in different colors.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with terms such as climate change and energy and know the basic causes and effects of climate change.

Differentiation

  • The teacher can provide students with guiding questions before reading the story.
  • Students can complete a graphic organizer such as "I Wonder"  where they write the following; what they wonder before, during, and after reading the story. The teacher can discuss with students as a class.
  • ClimateScience has a number of other books and resources to explore.
Scientist Notes
This is a climate storytelling on coal divestment and the need to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources and deploy clean technology to produce energy from renewable sources. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
      • 4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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