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These lesson plans focus on energy and provide a summary, lesson objectives, essential questions, duration, materials needed, science standards correlations, and corresponding grade levels. Other features include ideas for engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, evaluation, and other e-learning activities.

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    Lesson plan : squishy circuits
    (2023-01-03) South Carolina Energy Office
    In this lesson, the students will create a functioning electrical circuit using a battery pack, LEDs, and conductive and insulating playdough. By completing student-led experiments, groups of two to three students will work together to attempt to light their LED up using various materials.
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    Lesson plan : soak up the sun with solar energy fun
    (2023-01-09) South Carolina Energy Office
    This lesson will introduce students to solar energy - energy that is produced by the sun - and the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.
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    Lesson plan : power in South Carolina
    (2023-01-03) South Carolina Energy Office
    In this lesson, the students will interpret charts, graphs, and illustrations to discover the story of power in South Carolina. The students also will see how electricity is generated and distributed in South Carolina.
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    Lesson plan : get current on energy
    (2023-01-03) South Carolina Energy Office
    This lesson encourages students to get data from different sources (e.g., observations, informational texts, charts, graphs, videos) to identify and describe problems related to the transfer of heat energy both in terms of facilitating (helping) and/or inhibiting (blocking) heat transfer.
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    Lesson plan : generating methane
    (2023-01-03) South Carolina Energy Office
    In this lesson from Clue into Climate, produced by KQED (a California radio station), students will learn how methane digesters turn waste into usable gases and other fuels. Methane is a greenhouse gas known to trap heat more effectively than carbon dioxide. Find out how methane digesters can be used to turn pollution into an energy solution.