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Classroom Presentation: Renewables

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Grades 6* - 8

In this FREE workshop, students will learn what wind, geothermal and biofuel energy sources are and why they could be beneficial for our area. Students will also review the different forms of energy and how energy transfers and transforms within a system using wind and geothermal plants as examples. 

Essential Questions students will answer:

  • What is wind energy? What is geothermal energy? What is biofuel?
  • How does a geothermal energy power plant generate electricity? How does a wind power plant generate electricity?
  • What are the parts of a wind energy power system? Geothermal or biofuel energy power system?
  • What are the inputs and outputs of a wind energy power system? Geothermal energy power system?
  • How is a wind power plant similar to a geothermal plant?  How is it different?
  • Why are wind and geothermal energy considered renewable energy? 

This workshop is designed for one class at a time and requires 50 minutes. The workshop also requires a stationary presenting space (i.e., one teacher's classroom for three or more periods). Snohomish County and Camano Island schools may request to schedule three to five workshops in one school day. 

To view the Science Standards that this program targets, click on the link in Related Documents (right).

*Workshop is most successful on a secondary school period schedule and was not designed for an elementary classroom. If you are a sixth grade teacher at an elementary school, please call or email to discuss if scheduling this program at your school is appropriate.

Space is limited, so book today!
(see contact info to the right)

“The information was clear and appropriately challenging. They (students) loved the hands on components of the presentations.”

-- 8th grade teacher