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K-12 Energy Lesson Plans

The interdisciplinary topic of energy resources can be embedded throughout K-12 curriculum. Whether you are teaching fourth graders the history of Wyoming or sophomores the laws of physics, energy resource studies can serve as a fascinating, real-world topic to engage students.


Lesson Title Subject Grade Level

Introducing Wyoming's Energy Resources

An overall introduction to Wyoming's energy resources

Social Studies, Geography, Economics 3rd-6th

Energizing Wyoming

Introduces students to energy resources available in Wyoming both in their location and terminology

Social Studies, Geography, History 5th-8th

Energy Pros and Cons

This lesson helps students understand the complexity of energy issues

Geography, Science, Social Studies 3rd-5th

E3A Wind Energy

E3A (Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternative Youth Energy Activity Guide) is designed to help guide youth in their exploration of energy and energy technology

Science 4th-7th

Mapping Wyoming's Energy Resources

Lesson focuses on geographic location f Wyoming's energy resources

Social Studies, Geography, Economics 3rd-5th

Energy Unit

This 8-week energy unit is targeted for high school level science courses and covers  wide-range of energy resources

Supplemental PPT, 8.2

Supplemental PPT, 8.6

Science, Physics 9th-12th

More Than Words

Introduces students to the key words, locations, and possible negative impacts of energy resources

Social Studies, Geography, U.S. History, Language Arts 6th-8th


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