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Teacher Lesson Plans and Supporting Materials:

Lesson plans created by participating teachers from across the United States are listed below for the
2012 and 2011 energy education workshops. These lesson plans are public domain and free for educators
to use as-is or to adapt for their own classroom.

2012 Teacher Lesson Plans and Supporting Materials:

Where Does Gasoline Come From? Grade 5
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Worksheet
Behind the Scenes: Coal vs. Nuclear Power Grade 6
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
Rare Earth Elements: β€œElement of the Year” Grades 6-8
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Letter from IUPAC
  4. REE Fact Sheet
  5. Internet Sites for Student Research
  6. Student Note Page
  7. PowerPoint Rubric
  8. Student Voting Ballots
  9. Teacher Resources
Are All Rare Earth Rocks Created Equal? Grades 6-8
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. REE Data Worksheet – Students
  3. REE Data Worksheet – Teachers
How to Create a Science Fair Grade 8
  1. Lesson Plan
Can You Isolate the Uranium? Grade 8
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Background Information
  4. Reversing Mother Nature Worksheet – Students
  5. Reversing Mother Nature Worksheet – Teachers
  6. Qualitative Analysis of 9 Unknowns – Student Version
  7. Qualitative Analysis of 9 Unknowns – Teacher Version
  8. Qualitative Analysis of 9 Unknowns – Answer Key
A Fresh Look at Energy Resources Grade 8
  1. Outline for a Presentation to the

Georgia Independent Schools Association’s 2012 Annual Conference

California Energy Resources Grade 9
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. PowerPoint: California Resources
  3. California Energy Resources Worksheet
Β Prospecting for Energy Grade 9
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Energy Prospecting Resources Lab
Making Electrical Power from Coal Grade 9
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. PowerPoint: A State of the Art Facility
  3. Lab: Making an Electric Current Generator Model
  4. Lab: Making a Current Detector
Wind vs. Coal Grades 9-10
  1. Lesson Plan
History of Energy in America Grades 9-10
  1. Part 1 – Lesson Plan
  2. Part 2 – Lesson Plan
Risks of Radiation Grades 9-12
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Radiation Survey
  3. Video – Everyday Radiation
Evaluating Energy Needs in Missouri Grades 9-12
  1. Lesson Plan
Energy Web Quest Grades 9-12
  1. Lesson Plan
In-situ Mining for Roll Front Uranium Formations Grades 9-12
  1. Lesson Plan
The Geology and Energy of Nonrenewable Resources Grades 10
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Day 1 – Introduction
  3. Days 2-10 – Activities and Plans
  4. Models
  5. Compare and Contrast – Part 1 – Worksheet
  6. Compare and Contrast – Part 2 – Questions
  7. Environmental Impact – Essay
  8. List of Sample Mines
  9. Rubrics

 

2011 Teacher Lesson Plans and Supporting Materials:

Layers in the Earth Grade 6
  1. Lesson Plan
Exploring Uranium Grade 6
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Exploring Uranium Project
  3. Rubric
Simulated Energy Crisis Grade 6
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Uranium Mining for Nuclear Energy Presentation
Colorado Cross Section Cupcake Geology Grades 6-7
  1. Project Report
  2. Tic Tac Toe
Simulating Surface Mining & Reclamation Graces 6-9
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Coal Mining Activity – Student Directions
  3. Coal Mining Activity – Teacher Directions
  4. Rubric
Energy Sources of the World Grades 6-9
Energy Capstone Project Grades 6-12
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Supporting Materials:
  3. 2011 Overview of Mining – Marion Loomis, WMA
  4. Energy Policy is Economic Policy – Rocky Mountain Power
  5. Opportunities for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Wyoming – David Mohrbacher, P.E.
  6. Online Resources for Energy and Environment Education
  7. Reclamation Associated With Energy Development In Wyoming – Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center – Pete Stahl
  8. Renewable Energy – Options in Wyoming – Milton Geiger
  9. Climatic Change in Wyoming: Past, Present, and Future – Bryan Shuman
Stem Unit on Energy & Mining Grades 6-12
  1. Energy and Mining Lesson Plan
  2. Attachment 1 – Gross Tonnage
  3. Attachment 2 – Mining Machineries Word Search
  4. Attachment 3 – 2010 WY County Report
  5. Attachment 4 – 1978 WY County Report
  6. Attachment 5 – 1995 WY County Report
  7. Attachment 6 – Scientific Notation
  8. Attachment 7 – Identifying Solid Figures
  9. Attachment 8 – Performance Task Rubric
  10. Attachment 9 – Oral Presentation Rubric
  11. Attachment 10 – PowerPoint Rubric
  12. Attachment 11 – Cookie Mining Worksheet
  13. Attachment 12 – Energy Basics Energy Analysis
Uranium Environmental Impact Assessment Plan Grades 9-12
  1. Environmental Impact Assessment Lesson Plan
  2. Northern Michigan Background Info
  3. Environmental Impact Statement Criteria
  4. Mining Area Map
  5. Project Rubric
  6. Rubric for PowerPoint
  7. Peer Editing
  8. Self-Evaluation
  9. Website Questions
  10. Optional Website Resources
Energy Choices Games: Economic, Environmental & Security Impacts Grades 9-12
  1. Energyville Project Report
  2. Energyville Lesson Plan
  3. Energyville Directions
  4. Energy IQ Pre-Quiz
  5. Energy IQ Post-Quiz
  6. Energy IQ Quiz Answers
  7. Energy Games
  8. 3D Model Rubric-Green City
  9. Energy Sources-Cradle to Grave
Rock to Energy Project Grades 9-12
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Activity Sheet #1
  3. Pre-Test: Energy Projects for MSTE Program
  4. Energy Rubric
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Grades 10-12
  1. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Lesson Plan
  2. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Concept Map Rubric
  3. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Presentation Rubric
Environmental Impact Statement Grades 11-12
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) PowerPoint
  3. NEPA Flowchart
  4. Project Rubric
  5. Web Resources
Determining Your Carbon Footprint Grades 11-14
  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Carbon Footprint Worksheet
NOVA Energy Corp. Invades Wyoming Grades 13-14
  1. Nova Energy Corp Lesson Plan
  2. Background Info
  3. Basin Geometry Worksheet
  4. Basin Map Worksheet
  5. Data for group 1
  6. Data for group 2
  7. Data for group 3
  8. Data for group 4
  9. Rubric