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Geothermal Energy: A Geothermal Teacher Guide for Grades 9-12

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Grades

9-12

Subject

Geothermal

Summary

This three-part guide encourages a multidisciplinary approach to many issues and topics related to geothermal power development, including the scientific fundamentals as well as the social, economic, environmental and political aspects.
Unit 1 -- Ancient & Western Civilization
Unit 2 -- Science
Unit 3 -- U.S. History & Government
Units are stand-alone but allow opportunities for crossover for broader view.

Curriculum

Science, Social Studies, Technology

Plan Time

Varies by activity.

Materials

Earth's Temperatures at Depth
Renewable Energy Source: Geothermal
An Evaluation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Technology
Geothermal Energy Uses Poster
Geothermal Resources Worldwide Comic

Standards

Science, Social Studies (detailed with each unit)

Owner

Geothermal Education Office, Tiburon, California

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