Energy Lesson Plan

Energy Lesson Plan

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ENERGY LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Energy”. It is purposed for use in community education environments, homeschool environments, traditional schooling environments, or as a supplemental and fun addition to any education program. As part of the complete Education for Life Program, this lesson plan is specifically designed to work in conjunction with the other components: Foundations of Teaching, Curriculum, Teaching Strategies, Learning Tools and Toys, Evaluation Model, and The Ultimate Classroom. If you’d like to learn how all these components work together, click hereClick here for the specifics focused on just using the lesson plans:

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The One Community lesson plans are intentionally designed for use in ANY educational environment and with ALL educational, cultural, religious/spiritual, and philosophical approaches to teaching and learning. They are designed without an ideological approach and specifically so they can be adapted to include the views, preferences, methodologies, and/or ideologies preferred by different parents and teachers.

For maximum flexibility and adaptation, they are also designed to be combined to teach multiple subjects at the same time. Doing this increases the creativity, effectiveness, and fun of your learning environment. Once we are on the property and operating our version of the complete school and Education for Life program, we will be adding video examples of how to combine the lessons. In the meantime, visit the Teaching Strategies page for a list of suggestions. 

ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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The Arts

  • Draw pictures* of 3 things that represent energy to you.
  • Pick a color that represents energy to you and paint a scene* incorporating as many different shades of that color as possible and explain what the different shades mean to you in their representation of energy.
  • Compose energizing music* for a musical instrument of your choice.
  • Make 3-5 artistic representations* of energy, each in different styles.
  • Write, direct, and perform in a performance art piece* that includes at least 3 other people and teaches/demonstrates 20 fun ‘facts’ or elements of energies.
  • Pick 10 different art modalities you feel are the best to depict energy, and make a project using all 10 styles. Create an explanation that accompanies your project, and include in your explanation why you chose each modality and why you chose each way to depict it. Display your project in a public space.*
  • Create an art gallery/showcase* with ‘pieces’ that use energy in new ways to create art and open source it in a way that other people can participate. Include at least 3 examples that are your own art pieces OR create a list of descriptions of 20 different categories.

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Trades

  • Pick 5 trades that you feel are interesting and learn or explain how energy contributes to them. If possible, speak* with 2-3 different people in their field about how energy is an aspect of their trade.
  • Pick 7-10 trades/industries that you feel are centered around energy and learn and write a brief explaination on how each is related to energy.
  • Find reference books about trades/industries that are centered around energy. Create a list *ranking the trades from most centered around energy to least centered.
  • Use the internet or other resources to explore the term ‘energy worker’ and at least 10 ‘professions’ that fall into this ‘field of work’. Then write a short report* on what you found and what you think about this ‘field of work’.
  • Write a 3 to 5 page paper* about electricity and energy. Include 3-5 electrical problems that occur in a household and explain how electricians might resolve the issues.
  • Use the internet to find an electrical engineering schematic and study and explain all aspects of it. Then draw your own schematic* using what you learned and create an accompanying explanation of your project.
  • Choose 5 trades listed in the blue section of the molecule and create a poster diagram* of energy use in these trades. Be sure to highlight any overlaps and similarities of energy use. Display your poster in a common area.
  • Choose 10 professions that normally would not require electricity and come up with 1-3 new/unique ways (with a minimum of 20 total) to integrate electricity to make something new/unique in that field and write up an explanation* for each that is detailed enough that someone could produce your idea after reading the explanation.
  • Choose a profession that provides a service or product not considered an energy field. Design and develop* a new or unique energy product that will enhance this profession. Have 5 different locations in this trade use your product for 6 months and report back to you the results.
  • Choose a profession that you feel currently is in great need of an ‘upgrade’ to enhancing its energy usage. Do a full analysis on current averages of energy usage. Create an open source do-it-yourself guide* for the average individual user, and a manual for large scale versions (such as factories, etc.) on to how to increase efficiency. Include your initial research analysis and projected efficiency results. Open source these manuscripts.
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ENGLISH

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Note: Any language can be substituted for English. The subject is listed here as “English” because that is the primary language of most of the people on the team, and the official language of the country we’re building our initial location in.  

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TEACHING ENGLISH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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  • Discuss* with 3 people sounds and words in English that sound and feel energetic and why you think they feel that way.
  • Choose 2 of your favorite books and write 3-10 sentences about the energy of each one, and how their energy is similar and/or different.
  • Research a form of energy that interests you that you would like to learn more about and create a written poem or prose piece about it based on what you learned, and write it out in the shape of the item that is your central focus.
  • Study the intonation patterns of people with different energy levels and give a 3-5 minute speech* with your findings and include demonstrations of each.
  • Pick your favorite (or write your own) 1-2 minute poem or prose piece and perform* it 5 times in a row in front of an audience, each using a different type of energy and then have an open dialogue with the audience about their experience.
  • Analyze 20 different styles of literature and forms of writing and then mix and match them to create 10 examples and an analysis for each about the new energy that is created via these combinations. (Example- writing Stephen King in calligraphy, Shakespeare in Engineering block text, Haiku in wingdings, etc.) 
  • Research current mass media communication focusing on the types of ‘energy’ currently used to present information. Then imagine a new form of energy being used in one type of media and write a comprehensive paper on the changes you imagine and the influences they would potentially have on the masses and open source your information and what you learned in the process so others can learn from it, too.
  • Choose a piece of literature you feel made a great impact or impression on people and/or culture. Rewrite* it in the exact opposite ‘energy’ and create a very different influence. Write a paper/short story* explaining the details of this new influence and what was changed/effected when the energy of the literature was changed. Free share your rewrite and evaluation on the internet.
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HEALTH

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TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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  • List 10 different ways to revitalize your body and health.
  • Ask 5-10 people what healthy practice they feel gives them the most energy and draw a picture or create a collage* that includes all the answers.
  • Choose 5 different exercises that you feel would be good for lifting up your energy, and do each with 5 different people you know and report* on their experiences and results.
  • Study healthy foods that are supposed to increase your energy level. Choose what you feel would be the top 5 you would be most interested in and try one a day for 5 days. Note any results and create a report* including your research, your tests, and your findings.
  • Choose 30 different physical and/or daily activities and rank them in the order of the number of calories you think they would burn, and guess how many they burn per hour. Then research and report the correct answers. When complete, write a report*, and include at least one way to increase the amount of calories burned per activity (example: biking- go only up-hill).
  • Experiment with different ways to meditate and the type of energy you use during the practice. Journal about the experience daily for a week then write and free share an article* about what you learn.
  • Do a comprehensive study of ‘alternative’ energy studies, and focus on 10-15+ of your choice. Given the research you find, create an argumentative speech* for how each, in your opinion and according to research does or does not affect/ make a difference in people’s lives.
  • Immerse yourself in at least 3 types of energy-work based practices. Create a flyer* that compares the different programs you participated in. Give the flyers to people interested in energy-work.
  • Design a holistic program* (with at least 15 components) for a company and/or community setting that increases people’s energy and vitality. Create a clear instruction guide and explanation for how each component is intended to work individually and together, including any research to back your claims. Open source your creation, with a call for people to implement it and share their results. Implement it within a company/community if possible and share those results.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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  • Count forward as far as you can and count backwards as far as you can. Notice the energy each activity takes from you and discuss* your experience with someone.
  • Apply an imaginary dollar value to each item that uses energy in your house based on the amount of energy you think it uses. Create 20 comparisons in the form of fractions for high energy/$ items vs low energy/$ and simplify each fraction to find the ratio. (example $5toaster/ $500 tv = $1/$100 ratio).
  • Identify dependent and independent variables involved in using and measuring energy usage in your household and create a way to represent and graph them.
  • Study the equation E=MC2 and create 20+ different ways to explain this using different forms of energy and matter.
  • Explore the use of trigonometry in the work of an electrician and explain 15 different ways it is used, including examples and equations.
  • Explore 10 pieces of exercise equipment and calculate the number of calories each would burn over 5 minutes, 20 minutes, half an hour, one hour, and 5 hours and then calculate the amount of energy each would use to do the same amount of work mechanically, and include in all your calculations the ‘human factor’ of fatigue creating a drop off in output of energy.
  • Imagine your favorite subjects are electricity and math. Create an open source resource guide that focuses on using violet level mathematics of your choice to explain electricity and get others excited about the topics. Include 15+ working mathematical exercises and their solutions in your guide.
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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Life Sciences

  • Draw a picture and explain the differences between how you think plants, animals, and insects get and/or use energy.
  • Create a graph or chart of the energy expenditure throughout the lifecycle of a creature of your choice and give a detailed explanation for the components you included.
  • Make a collage* of 10 species who accumulate energy, save the energy, and then use the energy later.Write descriptions for each of the pictures you choose explaining each species’ energy process.
  • Create a report* and chart* that show at least 10 different ways that living things store energy, convert energy, and use energy.
  • Write and free share * a detailed report about the energy cycle for one of the following: “Variation and Natural Selection”, “Reproductive Systems”, “Foundations of Molecular Biology”, “Cell Biology and Specialization”, or “Introductory Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry“. Include 5+ pages of your writing and at least 1 additional page of supporting images.
  • Videotape and open source a presentation* that compares and contrasts energy accumulation/utilization in three of the following: “Population Fluctuations”, “Factors that affect Ecosystems”, “Homeostasis”, “Nervous System and Neurons”, “Digestive and Waste Systems”, “Immune System”, and “Gene Mutation and Change”.
  • Choose a violet level life science field and create and open source a solution and tutorial that incorporates energy/energy concepts in a way that enhances/benefits life on earth.

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Physical Sciences

  • Draw* your idea of what potential energy is. Then learn about it and draw 5 examples* of potential energy and describe how each is an example of that type of energy.
  • Create a picture and a one sentence description for 3-5 examples each of mechanical, kinetic, and thermal energy.
  • In simple sentences, define* mechanical energy, kinetic energy and thermal energy. Then, create pictures for 3 examples of each.
  • Choose 2 different geographical zones and make a chart* that compares and contrasts 7+ different primary aspects that create and/or use energy within each zone. Show in detail how each relates to and creates/uses energy and impacts/contributes to the climate/physical features of each zone.
  • Explain how physical sciences were integral/foundational to the creation/maintenance of an energy industry/products of your choice and include at least 10 ‘major physical science moments’ that influenced and changed the progress of that industry.
  • Create a presentation designed to teach high school level students the global progressive timeline of the various types of energy usage throughout human history, including the sources, amounts used, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of each. Include all the scientific equations ands understandings that are necessary to understand and utilize each type of energy.
  • Use physical sciences to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of existing energy sources and combine/modify existing methods or create a new method that increase either the effectiveness/efficiency of energy production/output of an existing method, or the transportation of created energy, or a new more effective way to create energy. Then create an open source tutorial explaining the science behind your research and the step by step instructions for others to create your design, and create a working model if possible.

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Earth Sciences

  • Create and explain a picture that shows what you would describe as the energetic differences between the four seasons.
  • Explore how energy from the sun as a star affects the earth and the seasons, and write 10+ sentences designed to explain it in a way someone your age that never learned about it before would understand it.
  • Explore the natural reshaping of the Earth’s landforms and the rock cycle and create a comprehensive comparison about the amounts of energy required for the processes required to create and/or break down different rock and mineral hardnesses.
  • Choose 2 different geographical zones and compare and contrast 7+ different primary aspects that create and/or use energy within each zone explaining in detail how each relates to and creates/uses energy and impacts/contributes to the climate/physical features of each zone.
  • Discuss in a comprehensive presentation three of the blue level earth sciences from an energy perspective.
  • Identify a trophic cascade that has not been created in this format yet, and create a presentation to help educate people on the interconnectedness and interdependency of energies of the creatures and landscape of the environment that you chose.
  • Describe the energy differences between healthy soil and/or water and ‘dead’ soil and/or water and the impacts this has on all organisms that depend on these and create and publish your research and a tutorial you create that includes 10+ DIY solutions to creating and maintaining healthy soil and/or water.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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  • Draw a picture of each of your family member’s relationship with energy inside your household.
  • Choose the person you feel is most responsible for monitoring/maintaining energy in your household and describe why you chose them.
  • Choose the society you feel has experienced the most growth and evolution or change in terms of energy and explain your choice.
  • Choose one traditional and one alternative/renewable/sustainable energy source and write a report comparing and contrasting the progress of the cost and effects on society of that industry and most commonly used product in that industry.
  • Define which countries/ cultures lead the most relaxing lifestyle; what do you think the reasons are?
  • Explore Research “relaxing periods” throughout history, and study what the results were. Then write* a “how to have a relaxing period” guide for your modern culture.
  • Pick a 500 year period of time and study and create a comprehensive infographic and supporting 10+ page research paper* on the changes over time of how energy was used in a specific culture/country/industry.
  • Research the politics, structure, and influence related to energy throughout the history of a country of your choice. Write and publish an educational paper* on that from a ‘what can we learn from this and how can we do better moving forward’ perspective.

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Foreign Languages 
(Each of the following is to be completed in the foreign language(s) being studied)

  • Learn words for different energy related concepts.
  • Read & write with words for energy related concepts.
  • Create partnerships for the word “recreation” and its synonyms.
  • Explore & create different types of literature in relation to energy.
  • Compose a new piece of literature about energy.
  • Explore the complete history of and writings about energy words.
  • Write a dissertation level paper on energy.
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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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Technology

  • Choose one piece of technology in your life that uses or creates energy that you feel is the ‘best’ or your favorite, and explain* why you chose it and what makes it better than other items in your life.
  • Draw pictures of 10 technology based things that make your life easier that use energy and give a brief explanation of the benefits each one has for you.
  • Compare and contrast* 5-10 energy saving applications.
  • Compare and contrast the models, approaches, and inventions/contributions that Tesla, Edison, or any others innovators, made to energy. Blog* your findings.
  • Research the development of energy storage technologies and write a 10 page paper that focuses on the 5 you feel are most important historically and one that you feel will be most important in the future, and include explanations for why you chose the ones you did.
  • Identify 30+ people you feel are most significant in the development of the energy industry over time and create a mindmap and a ‘story’ connecting all of them.
  • Virtually design a scalable working control systems circuit board that is purposed to save/maximize energy usage and create a step by step tutorial for duplication and implementation in 3- 4 different types/sizes of environments.

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Innovation

  • Describe and explain what you think is the most innovative use of energy in your life.
  • Ask 5 people of different age groups what the most innovative use of energy they have seen in their lifetime is, and then create* your own new idea for something new that you would like to see created/invented in your lifetime.
  • Research and create an electrical schematic for something that is interesting to you that uses energy, and then, modifying what you learned, create a schematic for a new invention you come up with that uses energy.
  • Compare and contrast the models, approaches, and inventions/contributions that Tesla and Edison made to energy.
  • Research the innovative processes that lead to the design and implementation of your top ten-20 picks for devices that use or create (minimum of 5 each) energy, and create a presentation that compares and contrasts the innovative processes.
  • Use your household energy meter to find out how much energy is being used over 1-3 days. Create and open source a comprehensive energy saving plan and implement it for 1-3 days and calculate the savings in 5 different forms of energy (ie coal, solar, calories, etc.), then calculate what that would amount to over a week, month, year, and 5 years, and a ‘lifetime’.
  • Research 10 new cutting edge energy innovations and identify one that you believe would be most beneficial in enhancing the way energy is used in an industry that you believe could use significant improvement in energy efficacy. Then create a full strategy on how to integrate this new innovation you identified and any additional modification it needs for the industry, and present it to a company (or companies) within that industry with the goal of getting it implemented.
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VALUES

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TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY

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  • Pick one of your values that you feel relates most to energy and explain* why you chose it and how it relates.
  • Survey 10 people and ask them how they value energy and/or how they feel energy relates to their values/value system, and report* on your findings.
  • Imagine energy as a value and describe* how it would impact 10 other values of your choice.
  • Imagine energy (definition of your choice) as the #1 value for society and create a presentation on 20 aspects of society that would be affected by this and provide detailed descriptions of the impacts that may occur.
  • Create a series of questions (25 minimum) about different types of energy usage in people’s lives around the world and chart people’s answers and energetic responses to the questions and create a report* on your findings.
  • Pick a 500 year period of time and study and create a comprehensive infographic and supporting 10+ page research paper* on the changes over time of how energy was valued in a specific culture/country/industry.
  • Pick a form of energy that you support and a create a comprehensive strategy to positively influence people’s opinions on how they value your chosen form of energy. Launch your strategy* in a format that allows you to evaluate the results of your strategy and report on your strategy and its effectiveness.
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