Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for 3-5

Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for 3-5

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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for 3-5

This guide offers an introduction to renewable energy tailored for third to fifth-grade classrooms. Bring excitement to your lessons with interactive activities designed for young learners. Inside, you'll discover straightforward lesson plans, hands-on activities, and recommended reading materials. Students will appreciate sustainable practices from an early age by exploring different forms of energy and natural resources. We hope these materials inspire you and your students to discover the exciting world of renewable energy.

Lesson Plans

These 3rd-5th grade-level lesson plans explore renewable energy resources and their link to climate change. Students will learn about different types of renewable energy and the energy use in our everyday lives. 

Renewable Energy Unit Plan

Renewable Energy Unit Plan

In this NGSS aligned unit, students learn about renewable vs. nonrenewable resources, common energy uses, and ways to conserve energy. Foster your students critical thinking and collaboration skills through class discussions, hands-on activities, and printable worksheets.

Renewable Energy Lesson: Introduction

Renewable Energy Lesson: Introduction

Renewable Energy Lesson: Conserve Energy

Renewable Energy Lesson: Conserve Energy

Renewable Energy Lesson: Pros and Cons

Renewable Energy Lesson: Pros and Cons

Renewable Energy Lesson: Engineering Project

How Does Renewable Energy Work?

Renewable Energy Lesson: Global Energy

Renewable Energy Lesson: Global Energy

Renewable Energy Lesson: Citizenship

How Can We Encourage Our Community to Use More Renewables?

More Lesson Plans

Renewable Energy and Engineering Lesson
Solar Relay Activity
Climate Art Lesson: Renewable Energy

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Games & Activities

Encourage collaboration and creativity in young learners with these hands-on activities and interactive games related to different types of energy, including renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Energy Research and Writing

Energy Research and Writing

In this activity, students research and write about the pros and cons of different types of energy, including hydropower, wind power, geothermal energy, natural gas, and solar energy. 

Energy Research and Writing

More Games & Activities

Energy Card Game
Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy
Energy Conversions

Videos & Books

Discover a collection of videos and books exploring climate change and renewable sources of energy. These resources can easily fit into your existing Science, Social Studies, or English curriculum!

Sven's Search for Clean Energy

Sven's Search for Clean Energy

This is an illustrated online storybook about the adventures of Sven and Earthly as they learn about fossil fuels as a nonrenewable energy source. Students will also learn about their negative impacts on the environment. Learn about clean energy sources such as wind power, hydropower, solar panels, and nuclear energy.

Sven's Search for Clean Energy

More Videos & Books

Bearly Over the Mountain
Renewable Energy 101
Fourth Graders Create a Solar Powered Classroom

Next Steps

Whether you are looking for a full lesson or supplemental activities for your curriculum, you can find what you need in this guide. Explore renewable energy resources and more at SubjectToClimate.org

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🧮 Math 3-5

 

🌎 Earth Day 3-5

 

🌱 Teaching Climate Change 3-5


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