Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Close Reading Unit NGSS 4-ESS3-1

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Learning Objective

Students will explore and understand fossil fuels and how they impact the environment.

Description

Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Unit: Students will learn about fossil fuels and why they are not renewable. They will learn about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They will learn that using fossil fuels affects the environment, This is great for Earth Day or Environmental Science.

This resource includes

  • seven pages of nonfiction text
  • response pages
  • text-dependent questions
  • answer keys
  • interactive notebook flaps
  • a sorting activity

This resource is designed to meet the NGSS Earth and Human Activity standard for 4th-grade NGSS 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and how their uses affect the environment.

If you are looking to give your students reading comprehension passages and questions, this is a great resource! The reading passages have an environmental and science theme.

Science Concepts Addressed:

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels and Their Impact on Our Environment

How Fossil Fuels are Formed

Renewable Energy Sources

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energy Sources

The Carbon Cycle

The Greenhouse Effect

Climate Change

Global Warming

Air Pollution

Wind Power

Hydro-Electric Power

Geothermal Power

Wave Energy

Biofuels

Clean air

Clean fuel

Environment

Earth Day

This resource includes

  • seven pages of nonfiction text
  • response pages
  • text-dependent questions
  • answer keys
  • interactive notebook flaps
  • a sorting activity

This resource has more than a week’s worth of material. Students will learn about where fossil fuels come from, how long they take to form, and how using them affects our environment.

It is a close reading activity with seven pages of nonfiction text. This resource is also aligned with CCSS for Reading Informational Text for 4th grade

This is a printable unit. If you are looking for an online unit on the same topic see Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy

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By Lynda R. Williams

Teaching Science With Lynda

Please contact me if you have questions about my resources. lywilliams1@gmail.com

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Please see some of my other resources for 4th grade NGSS:

Fossil Unit NGSS 3-LS-4 and 4-ESS1-1

Life Cycle of a Rabbit

Water Cycle In a Baggie with Interactive Notebook Flaps

Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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NGSS4-ESS3-1
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment. Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.

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