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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans

SECO’s Infinite Power of Texas Renewable Energy Education Campaign created Renewable Energy Lesson Plans to accelerate the acceptance of the renewable energy resources in Texas.  The Lesson Plans were developed by a team of professional educators and renewable energy experts and include teacher resource guides, reading passages, and student worksheets in an easy-to-download format. The units were created to address four grade-level groups: grades K-3 (primary elementary), grades 4 and 5 (intermediate elementary); grades 6, 7, and 8 (middle school) and grades 9-12 (high school). They can also be used by parents and home schoolers to teach children about renewable energy.

Elementary School Units of Study (Grades K-3)
Teacher Resource Guide
Units of Study

  1. What is Energy
  2. Finding Energy in Your School and at Home
  3. Protecting the Earth’s Resources
  4. Using Energy Wisely in Your Community
  5. Telling Others About Energy

Reading Passages

  1. Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  2. The Rewards of Renewable Energy
  3. Using Energy Wisely
  4. Renewable Energy for the Home

Elementary School Units of Study (Grades 4 and 5)
Teacher Resource Guide
Units of Study

  1. Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  2. The Advantages of Renewable Energy
  3. Using Energy Wisely
  4. Renewable Energy for the Home
  5. Electricity from the Sun
  6. Solar and Electric Cars
  7. Renewable Energy Resources for Texas

Supplement to Elementary Units of Study

Middle School Units of Study (Grades 6-8)
Teacher Resource Guide
Units of Study

  1. Roping the Texas Breezes
  2. Solar Electricity Works for Texas
  3. Solar Water Heaters
  4. Solar Water Heaters for Swimming Pools
  5. Cooking With the Sun
  6. Passive Solar Design for Homes
  7. Energy Conservation in the Home
  8. Biomass: Nature's Most Flexible Energy Resource

High School Lesson Plans
Teacher Resource Guide
Units of Study

  1. Renewable Energy Guide for Buildings
  2. Wind Power Basics
  3. Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems
  4. Estimating PV System Size and Cost
  5. Clean Energy from Texas Landfills
  6. Rural Renewable Applications
  7. Renewable Energy and Electric Utilities
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