Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources of Energy

Lesson Plan Content
Future generations should be sensitive to the harmful impact of overusage of fossil fuels and its relationship to climate change. Students should understand that today’s use of resources determines what people of the future will have to use and in what environment—a healthy one or an unhealthy one they will reside. Therefore, the essential question of this lesson is “What is the impact of over-consumption of nonrenewable energy and how can we avoid it?” In this lesson, students will connect the concepts of renewable resources and alternative resources to possible solutions for climate change and global warming.
Anju Kharbanda
Grade Range: 
4-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future