4-ESS3-1: Renewable and Non-renewable Energy

Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.

Assessment Boundary: none


Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.A: Natural Resources

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Energy resources
 - Renewable (wind energy, hydroelectric, sunlight)
 - Non-renewable (fossil fuels, fissile material)
Environmental effects (e.g. habitat loss, air pollution)
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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