Great Energy Debate

This is a debate-style learning activity in which student teams learn about energy sources and are then assigned to represent the different energy sources. Working cooperatively, students develop arguments on the pros and cons of their source over the others.

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National Energy Education Development (NEED)
Activity takes two to three 45-minute class periods.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Although there is a a complex structure to the debate process, the directions are easy to follow.

All materials except yes/no cards are available for printing.

To run the game, the activity requires 3 judges - it would be best if theses are other adults in the building or parents.

An alternate plan is provided within the lesson to use the materials in a "non-game" setting.

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