This unit is designed to guide students in the discovery of how sedimentary rock and fossil fuels are formed, what nonrenewable and renewable resources are, and how alternative energy can be both useful and harmful to our environment. Students will compute labs that show how sedimentary rock is formed and how this process is similar to the formation of fossil fuels. They will also discuss the different forms of alternative energy, stating both pros and cons for each. Students will use writing, illustration, and oral explanation throughout the unit. The final performance task will allow students to apply, explain, and reveal self-knowledge of the content by creating an exhibit about sedimentary rock and fossil fuels. Students will also be required to determine the best form of alternative energy to use to power the exhibit then explain why they think this is the best option for this San Antonio location.
Freres, Lindsay and Miceli, Kristen, "Energy Resources [5th grade]" (2012). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 225.