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Before beginning, make sure that each student has a copy of the Engineering Portfolio. Explain to students that they will use these portfolios to complete activities throughout the lesson. In this first activity, students will complete a concept map showing what they already know about energy and its impacts on our environment. If your students have not used a concept map before, demonstrate how to add new words, concepts and ideas. Have students turn to page 1 of their Engineering Portfolios to complete the concept map. Students may create the concept map online using https://bubbl.us [link to site]. After the students are finished, ask them to share their ideas with the class.