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Where do people get the energy used in daily lives here and around the world? Which resources create clean energy? How can energy production be done in innovative ways that help lessen pollution? Make a mural that shows facts about fuels.
Ask students to brainstorm a list of resources used to produce energy that could include: wood, wind, water, oil, coal, gas, solar energy, nuclear energy, etc. Explain that this lesson involves students researching various types of energy, exploring the benefits, barriers, history, and relative cleanliness.
Speak briefly about the ColorCycle program in which Crayola helps schools send their used markers to a facility which has an innovative process of turning plastic into fuel. Ask for a few students to research this innovative fuel source, as other students research more traditional sources of energy, including solar energy farms. Students might work in small teams and divide their research responsibilities collaboratively.
As students gather facts about the process of obtaining and using various sources of energy ask them to explore the effects the energy sources have on the environment. For the fossil fuels, ask them to explore what toxins might be emitted as the fuel is used and to compare how “clean” the various fuels are.
As students gather information the small groups should brainstorm ways to visually communicate to others what they have learned. Each team can contribute to a class mural with illustrations representing the various fuels. “Fact flaps” that open to reveal information about each fuel make the mural interactive and information. Display the mural in an area where other classes can flip the fact flaps and learn more about energy.
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