Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for High School

Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for High School

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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans for High School

This guide provides an introduction to renewable energy, tailored for high school classrooms. Engage students with interactive activities appropriate for their grade level. Inside, you'll find lesson plans, experiments, and readings to enhance understanding of renewable energy sources. Through exploration of topics such as nonrenewable resources and natural resources, students will develop an understanding of sustainability and energy conservation. Learn more about hydropower, wind energy, solar power, geothermal power, nuclear energy, natural gas, and more through the following resources! We believe these resources will inspire further inquiry into renewable energy and alternative energy. 

Lesson Plans

These high school lesson plans explore renewable energy's link to climate change. Each plan offers activities, class discussions, and worksheets to enhance understanding and encourage critical thinking while fostering awareness of renewable energy's role in addressing climate challenges.

Energizing the Future

Energizing the Future

This course about different forms of energy presents the history of energy use, the many sources of energy available, the benefits of renewable energy, and the relative costs of each energy source. Invite students to explore how much biomass comes from standing trees, how passive solar energy is generated, and methods of energy waste reduction.

Energizing the Future

More Lesson Plans

Social Studies Lesson: Nuclear Energy
Hydrogen Energy and Climate Change
Wind, Solar, and Climate Change

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Hands-On Activities

Encourage collaboration and creativity in your high school students with these hands-on and interactive activities related to renewable energy and climate.

Energy Sprawl Interactive Tool

Energy Sprawl Interactive Tool

This interactive tool demonstrates how the growing need for energy will impact land use and carbon emissions. Join your students in exploring how fossil fuels and renewable energy resources can affect land use. Encourage critical thinking and class discussion to compare the pros and cons of the different types of energy.

Energy Sprawl Interactive Tool

More Hands-On Activities

Transition to Renewable Energy Now
Renewable Energy Learning Lab
Solar Relay Activity

Videos & Articles

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

Bitcoin Consumes 'More Electricity Than Argentina'

Bitcoin Consumes 'More Electricity Than Argentina'

This article explains how Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, consumes a tremendous amount of energy. Analyze a graph of the top 30 energy consuming countries and compare the energy use of Bitcoin farming. Encourage students to think about other ways they may be contributing to energy waste in their everyday lives.

Bitcoin Consumes 'More Electricity Than Argentina'

More Videos & Articles

Top Solar Energy Facts E-Book
Essentials of Environmental Science: How We Make Energy
DIY Solar Energy: Photosynthetic Solar Cells

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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