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2nd Grade

Hello Educators! Check out the lesson overview for our 2nd grade lesson. Students will develop an understanding of how solar energy is produced and the benefits of this renewable resource. The lesson’s focus is on reading literacy. Interested in us coming to your classroom? Schedule a visit!


Georgia Standards of Excellence

Lesson Focus: Practice reading comprehension (purpose of a text) and learn about the sun as an energy source.


ELAGSE2RL1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

LAGSE2RI6. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe.


Key Concepts:

  • Explain the benefits of solar energy
  • Define renewable energy
  • Electrical Generation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Using Energy Wisely
  • Careers in Energy


Class Activities:

Lesson Objectives

  • Explain uses of solar energy
  • Define renewable energy
  • Explain the importance of energy efficiency
  • Tell ways to save energy


Part 1:  Introduction (Energy Efficiency)

Part 2: Guided Reading - Savvy and Squander Learn About Solar Power

Part 3: Conclusion

  • Solar Activity
  • Energy Efficiency Learning Map
  • Energy Careers

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