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Nonrenewable Energy Sources Lab Station Activity

An educational teaching resource from Teach With Fergy entitled Nonrenewable Energy Sources Lab Station Activity downloadable at Teach Simple.
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Grade 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11



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Nonrenewable Energy Sources Lab Station Activity

An expressive teaching resource fashioned to infuse active, hands-on learning in your science classroom. This Lab Station Activity is an engaging, interactive dive into nonrenewable energy sources and their impacts. It is tailored for grades 5 to 11, aligning with the NGSS standards MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, and HS-ESS3-4..

Educational Approach

The activity embraces a diversified approach, integrating multiple modes of learning at each stage. This not only ensures student involvement but also caters for all kinds of learners regardless of their strength or preferred style. Fields covered include biomass, fossil fuels, and nuclear energy among other topics; along with electricity generation and global warming aspects that highlight real-world application.

The Stations Set Up:

  • Drawing/Building: Students engage in creative processes at this station.
  • Tutorial Hunt: Here, students find answers to specific questions surrounding non-renewable energy.
  • Perspective Sharing:Socratic-style interaction where students give written opinions/thoughts on certain issues mentioned in prompts given.
  • Literacy Appraisal: Hones reading comprehension as students explore topical news about real life implications of non-renewable energy sources.
  • Knowledge Test :Learners assess self-understanding through multiple choice questions related to the subject matter .
  • Exciting Multimedia : Students engage with short, educational video clips about non-renewable energy sources and try to answer questions based on these

Additional Complementary Activities :

To ensure the energetic tempo is unbroken while transitioning between stations, this activity includes:word searches and word scrambles.

User-Friendly Format :

The product comes in an easy-to-use format that requires minimal prep—just print out the cards and distribute them around your classroom! It's fully editable so you have leeway to make it relatable to your teaching style or class needs. An answer key likewise avails a compact verifying tool for responses when needed.

Pedagogical Flexibility :

This active learning tool provides flexibility by catering for large-group instruction during class time as well as small collaborative groups. It can also be given as homework for individual students


What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Applicability Reading

-Lab Station Cards

-Lab Station Passport

-Learn from the Expert

-Test Your Knowledge

-Additional Answer Keys

This resource covers the following topics:

- Biomass

- Fossil Fuels

- Nuclear Energy

- Electricity Generation

- Global Warming

- Historic Fuel Sources - Fuel Harvest

Resource Tags

nonrenewable energy lab station activity hands-on learning NGSS-aligned interactive energy labs middle school

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