Iowa Public Television

 
K-12 Connections Event
All about Energy
Subject Areas:
    Guidance/Personal Growth
    Science
    Technology
Join AmeriCorps staff for an engaging presentation about the most common types of energy we use. The presentation will cover nonrenewable and renewable sources of energy.

We will also discuss the pros and cons of fossil fuels as well as wind energy and solar. We’ll talk about how a coal fired plant works. Included in the discussion will be an overview of the pollution that is created in producing and using our energy resources.

We’d like your students to come away with a good understanding of how our energy use has an impact on our world. To that end, we will work together to come up with a list of things we all can do to reduce energy use and make good choices

Standards: (Hide Standards)

Applicable standards from McREL:

Technology

Standard 6. Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology

Level II [Grade: 3-5]
3. Knows that different types of energy (e.g., solar, fossil fuels) have different advantages and disadvantages (e.g., solar energy is a cleaner source of energy than fossil fuels, but currently is more expensive), and that regardless of the source of energy, the technological design should attempt to maximize the use of it

Notes:

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Contact Person:
LaShell Staley

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-3144
lashell@iptv.org
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
August 26, 2013
 Monday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: grades 3-6
Monday, August 19, 2013
August 26, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: grades 3-6
Monday, August 19, 2013
August 26, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: grades 3-6
Monday, August 19, 2013
August 29, 2013
 Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 3-7
Friday, August 23, 2013
August 29, 2013
 Thursday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 3-7
Friday, August 23, 2013
August 29, 2013
 Thursday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 3-7
Friday, August 23, 2013
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