 # Renewable Energy Sources

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

18+ yrs old

Climate & Environment

Math & Economics

Science

Identify different renewable energy sources and steps in which renewable energy is converted into usable energy.

59 Submitted By: Vilas Bhagwat

September 11, 2019

#### Skills

• Collaboration
• Creativity
• Critical Thinking

### External References

To calculate kinetic energy and potential energy: Power Point Presentation (PPT)

#### Supporting Files

Renewable Energy Sources: mcworld file

Renewable Energy Sources: mcworld file

Renewable Energy Sources Worksheet: Microsoft word file

Renewable Energy Sources Worksheet for students: Microsoft word file

### Learning Objectives

• Understand that the Sun is the source of energy for all our energy resources except geothermal, nuclear and tidal.
• Understand need, characteristics and advantages of renewable energy.
• Identify changes in kinetic, gravitational potential, chemical, elastic (strain), nuclear and internal energy that have occurred as a result of an event or process.
• Recognize that energy is transferred during events and processes.
• Recall and use the expressions kinetic energy = ½mv2 and change in gravitational potential energy = mgΔh.

### Guiding Ideas

1. Explain to students need, characteristics and advantages of renewable energy.

2. Explain to students the use of the equations.  kinetic energy = ½mv2 and
potential energy = mgΔh and efficiency % = (useful energy output/energy input) X 100 %

3. Let students see the PPT on work, energy and power.

4. Give worksheet (attached) to the students and ask students to complete all the
questions.

5. Let groups of students to draw the system which converts renewable energy into usable
energy on graph paper.  This will help them to make diagram in Minecraft.

6. If required demonstrate how to place blocks (create a world) in Minecraft.

7. Make groups of students and ask them to make a world in Minecraft.

8. Ask students to explain the energy changes occurring in different types of energy
conversion.

### Student Activities

1. Students to complete the worksheet (attached).

2. Groups of students draw picture of a system that coverts renewable energy into usable
energy on paper to get an idea of blocks used in Minecraft.

3. Groups of students in groups create system that coverts renewable energy into usable
system in Minecraft using suitable scale.

4. Students should explain the energy changes occurring in the process.
E.g. Potential energy --> kinetic energy --> mechanical energy --> electrical energy.

5. Students calculate the energy using kinematic/potential energy formula and efficiency
of the system.

### Performance Expectations

1. Students will complete the supplied work sheet by solving all the given questions.
This can be used to give grades to the students.

2. Screenshots, camera and portfolio and book & quill in Minecraft also be included to
support the students work.

3. Students identify the change of form of energy in each step of the energy conversion.

Extension:
1. Students understand how electricity is produced at power stations like hydro, thermal, nuclear etc.

2. Students can design to show working of any power station in Minecraft.

#### Skills

• Collaboration
• Creativity
• Critical Thinking

### External References

To calculate kinetic energy and potential energy: Power Point Presentation (PPT)

#### Supporting Files

Renewable Energy Sources: mcworld file

Renewable Energy Sources: mcworld file

Renewable Energy Sources Worksheet: Microsoft word file

Renewable Energy Sources Worksheet for students: Microsoft word file