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Electricity For Sale

By Rick Olson
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"How can people be convinced that alternative energy sources need to be considered when planning electrical generation."

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Grade Level: 8

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: Science
Secondary: Technology

Generating Electricity

Alternative Energy Sources

1-45 minute class period per day, 2 days per week, for 3 weeks
Students will work in teams with each team simulating an electrical generating company utilizing an alternative source of energy. Teams will create a Power Point presentation to convince the legislature to invest state money for research and development of their type of electrical generation.

Students today live in an era where dependence on foreign oil and domestic fossil fuels may not be a reliable source for energy production. Current alternative sources don't seem ready for mass use. It will be their generation that will need to develop answers to this dilemma.