This teaching guide contains a collection of energy education activities written and organized so that they might be used either as a unit on energy, or as individual activities to complement existing curricula in grades 4-6. The focus in on conservation and renewables. Most of 23 activities are designed as cooperative learning experiences and are interdisciplinary problem-solving and critical thinking exercises. Activity sections include: (1) "What is Energy?"; (2) "Renewable or Nonrenewable"; (3) "Net Energy"; (4) "Energy Conservation"; (5) "Recycling"; and (6) "Ethics." The guide contains a glossary and an annotated bibliography of 33 resources. (LZ)
Funded in part through a California Energy Extension Service Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.