1. Topic-
Alternative Energy Sources
2. Content-
Create a working water wheel to model an alternative energy resource
natural resource
renewable resource
nonrenewable resource
alternative energy source
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.work with a partner cooperatively
2.create a working water wheel out of simple materials
3.test and reconfigure water wheel to work properly
4. Objectives-
1.Students will work together cooperatively.
2.Students will build a working model of a water wheel.
3.Students will test and modify the water wheel to work correctly.
5. Materials and Aids-
Direction sheet
materials from home
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Students are given a sheet with directions to create their own working water wheel to keep their company in business
2.Students bring in materials

B. Development-

1.Discussion of workings of a water wheel, including axle and stand.

C. Practice-

1.Students work in partner groups to build a working water wheel.

2.Students test water wheel dry and modify.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Continue modifications
2.Test with water in pool
3.modify and retest

G. Closure-

Discuss what worked and what did not.
7. Evaluation-
1.Testing of water wheels before and after modifications.
2.Discussion for comprehension

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