Moon Power – Energy and Power
in the near future humans may live and work on the moon . Energy and power will make it possible. Humans must choose the energy source and technological way to produce the power. This unit (4MB PDF file) of 5E’s - Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate/Extend, Evaluate - lessons, help learners to understand the meaning of power, energy, electricity and the conversion of energy in power. The class is divided in solar, nuclear and chemical teams. As team members the learners collect and examine information. Learners apply knowledge of the lunar environment to design and build a model of a lunar-surface power station, present it to classmates and make a video presentation. Full lesson plans are provided, including teacher information, resource materials and internet sites. Lesson plans can successfully be applied and adapted for use in most school grades.