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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Ebooks

Regional Focus

Global, Europe

"Sven's Search for Clean Energy"

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Synopsis
  • This is an illustrated online storybook about the adventures of Sven and Earthly as they learn about fossil fuels, their negative impacts on the environment, and clean energy sources such as wind, water, solar, and nuclear.

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The book provides graphics that will help students better understand the story.
  • Key terms are highlighted using different colors and fonts.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with the basics of climate change and energy. Teachers can use the book "Saving Planet Earthly" to build this context if necessary.
  • There is a glossary of key terms at the end of the book.

Differentiation

  • This book can be used as a class read-aloud for younger students, while older students can be challenged to read the story independently.
  • The teacher can provide students with guiding questions before reading the story.
  • Students can complete a graphic organizer such as "I Wonder" where they write what they wonder before, during, and after reading the story. Students can share their ideas with a partner or the class.
Scientist Notes
This is a climate storytelling on coal divestment and the need to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources and deploy clean technology to produce energy from renewable sources. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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