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Minerals & Energy - Grade 2
Second Grade students discover Wyoming’s mineral and energy resources in this unit of eight lessons. Students begin to understand the concept of renewable and nonrenewable resources and how they affect past, current, and future generations. Stewardship practices are explored through a hands-on simulation where students try to “reclaim” a broken piñata. Economic impact is introduced as students step into the roles of energy industry workers in a role-play scenario. The unit's final lesson provides the opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge with a final project and presentation.