Renewable energy systems can provide electricity from sources that nature can constantly replace, like water, wind and sunshine. Get students thinking about the six types of renewable energy introduced in this short video and recap the information heard in groups and as a class.
This video provides a simple introduction to six types of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, tidal and geothermal), describes why they are good for the environment and what their challenges are.
A graphic organizer is used so students can sort what they know about renewable energy into categories. They work with partners, then in groups of four, to ensure they spend sufficient time thinking and talking about the information presented in the short video.