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Future of the Power Grid

Students will consider the future of the power grid in light of the data they have been studying about consumption and production if nothing is done to improve the grid, upgrade the grid, and/or change human behaviors.  Students will present suggestions for quick solutions that we could do today and participate in a classroom discussion about Smart grids.

Lesson 7- the future of the grid

History of the Power Grid

In this lesson students will explore the evolution of the power grid.  Students will be assigned a specific scientist/inventor, time period, or event that contributed to the evolution of the power grid to research and then present to the class.  They will create a one-page document  (AVID Strategy) that will become part of a time-line to be put in the classroom.

Lesson 5-birth of a power grid

Power Grid and Integrating Renewable Resources

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By this lesson students have learned about what the power grid is, renewable and nonrenewable resources used to generate electricity, and how solar panels work.  In this lesson students watch a news clip will read a report regarding the integration of solar power into the electric grid and write an informative essay on why a mix of resources is best for the U.S. Power Grid.

RET Lesson Plan Grade 7 (1)