In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we'll explore environmental issues related to energy use and conservation. On this page you'll find short videos and associated lesson plans connected to the Next Generation Science Standards with an emphasis on human impacts on Earth's systems.

Videos in This Unit

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Nuclear Energy: Is Fission the Future?

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bet36体育在线真的吗Alternative energy sources are crucial for our future. But will nuclear fission be part of this future?

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The Chemistry of Clothes

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What is the difference between synthetic and natural materials?  How are synthetic materials made?

Unit Lessons in Sequence

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Download an overview of the course, complete with connections to the NGSS.

Associated Resources

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Science Texts for Close Reading

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Reading for Students

Your students can evaluate some of the energy technologies introduced in this unit, like geothermal and solar.

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All units in this series focus on human impacts on Earth's systems.

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