Minerals & Energy - Grade 3
Third Grade students discover Wyoming’s many energy resource options in this unit of eight lessons. Students learn to distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources as they explore Wyoming’s energy production industries. They will learn how Wyoming is unique in our variety of resources and identify authors’ points of view as they read samples of opinion texts related to energy sources. Wind turbine simulations provide real-life examples of force and motion and engineering design challenges. Students demonstrate their understanding of energy stewardship as they wrap up the unit by creating an acrostic poem about what it means to be a STEWARD.