Essential Question: How does the use of energy affect you and your nation?
Objectives: Introduce unit of study on Energy, compare Kinetic and Potential Energy
1. Warm-Up: What is Energy? Students create a bubble map at their tables to inform their peers of their current knowledge of energy.
2. Energy Bingo – students play an interactive game that introduces the concepts we will learn on energy.
3. Article Reading on Potential and Kinetic Energy, article questions on Forms of Energy pages 8-9Energy Flows
4. Copy definitions of vocabulary
Objective: Catagorize examples of Potential and Kinetic Energy, explore laws of conservation
1. Warm-Up: Draw a picture of a rollercoaster. Label your drawing with the points in which potential energy is highest and kinetic energy is highest.
2. Wind-Up toys: practice and apply potential and kinetic energy.
3. Table sorting – tables sort cards to catagorize kinetic and potential energy as well as forms of energy.
4. PPT on Energy TransfersEnergy Transfer
5. Notes on Laws of Energy
6. Homework: forms of energy Forms of Energy Homework
Objective: Explore forms of energy in laboratory experiments
1. Warm-Up: What are some differences between thermal energy and chemical energy? Where are these often observed?
2. Introduce Lab rotations, perform experiments. pages 30 – 34 energy lab stations guide
3. Wrap-Up and Discussion
Objective: Identify and Catagorize different sources of energy
1. Warm-Up: what is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources?
2. View PPT and take notesEnergy Resources
3. Introduce Energy EnigmaEnergy Enigma
4. Homework: Solar Power from Moon Solar Power from Moon – Solar Energy Homework
Objective: Research resources, categorize factual information, and debate pros and cons of various resources.
1. List as many renewable resources as you can remember.
2. Complete Energy Enigma