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Renewables Ready Curriculum

Renewables Ready Curriculum



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Renewables Are Ready
 A Guide to TeachingRenewable Energy in Junior and Senior High School Classrooms
Revised and updated 2003© 1991, 1994, 2003 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsAll rights reservedThe Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprot partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scienticanalysis, innovative policy development, and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.The UCS Clean Energy Program examines the benets and costs of the country’s energy use and promotes energy solutions that are sustainable both environmentally and economically.More information about UCS and the Clean Energy Program is available on the World Wide Web, at
.Project CoordinatorRobin ShermanProject AssistantNicholas BrookeUCS Staff Contributors and Reviewers for Original VersionDonald AitkenMichael BrowerEric DenzlerWarren LeonHoward RisJanet WagerLisa WiddekindAnnabelle WinneUCS Staff Contributors and Reviewers for 2003 VersionSteve ClemmerJacques DeloriJeff DeyetteDesign and ProductionLinda DreyfussHerb RichHeather TuttleTeacher ReviewersVicky Krupp, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Hamilton, Mass.Paul Mello, Middletown High School, Middletown, R.I.Nancy Nowak, Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence, R.I.Tom Wellnitz, Shore Country Day School, Beverly, Mass.Special thanks to the students of Students Taking Action for Tomorrow at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High Schoolin Hamilton, Massachusetts, for their help.
iRenewables Are Ready Teacher’s Guide
PrefaceiiiPurpose of the Guide1Activities3
What Is Renewable Energy?5Where Do You Get Your Energy?9Renew-A-Bean11Solar Water Heater17Solar Box Cooker21Solar Houses26Photovoltaics29Wind Energy34Biomass40Playing It Cool: A Renewable Energy Economics Game 43The Government Energy Budget: A Simulation56Coal Comes to Anytown: A Public Meeting59
Suggested Additional Activities and Lessons67Action Projects73Glossary79Resources Guide85

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