In this Flipside Science unit, designed for a middle school audience, we'll explore environmental issues related to energy use and conservation. On this page you'll find short videos and associated lesson plans connected to the Next Generation Science Standards with an emphasis on human impacts on Earth's systems.

Videos in This Unit

The Chemistry of Clothes

video-youtube

What is the difference between synthetic and natural materials?  How are synthetic materials made?

Unit Lessons in Sequence

View Unit Summary

image-standard
Navigate this unit- Energy

Download an overview of the course, complete with connections to the NGSS.

Associated Resources

Science Texts for Close Reading

image-standard
Reading for Students

Your students can evaluate some of the energy technologies introduced in this unit, like geothermal and solar.

Return to Homepage

image-standard
Flipside Science Wordmark

All units in this series focus on human impacts on Earth's systems.

Get a USB Copy

You can request a copy of the videos and activities featured in our Flipside Science units, and we'll mail them to you for free.

Impressions from Educators

Hear what teachers have to say about Academy professional development and our educational products.

Hero Region: 
Hero Type: 
Standard image (1200x900)