Alternative Energy
  • Exploring Alernative Energy

    Unit Overview:

    Fourth graders will have the opportunity to explore solar, wind, hydro, and biomass alternative energy resources.  Using K'nex building materials, students will build working models of solar cars, windmills, hydroelectric generators, and hydro cars.  They'll calculate the available biomass found in plant materials.  In addition, they'll read about both renewable and non-renewable energy sources to better understand the advantages and disadvantages of each resource to become informed consumers and conservationist of our home planet.