Your students will rank four types of electricity generation from the most to the least green. After developing criteria for a green method of generating electricity, students use scientific information about each method to revisit and refine their initial rankings.
Throughout the activity, assess your students’ abilities to:
As a thought starter, this activity is designed to help reveal students’ understandings, beliefs, and/or misconceptions about the various impacts of methods used to generate electricity.
If necessary, assist students in reading and reviewing the handouts to ensure the scientific terminology, symbols, and notations are understood.