Forms of Energy

This Forms of Energy lesson plan also includes:

Give me a home where electric buffalo roam and I'll show you an ohm on the range. Introduction your classes to potential and kinetic energy, electricity, and renewable resources with a resource that combines observation, direct instruction, and research. Young physicists then apply their knowledge directly to the environments around them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members conduct an energy audit of their homes as an end-of-unit project
  • Invite in an expert from the electric company to speak with the class
  • Schedule a field trip to an electric sub station, wind farm, etc. 
Classroom Considerations

  • Introduction to energy with no previous knowledge required
Pros

  • No special equipment needed
  • Adaptable to a variety of school types and climates
  • Many extensions possible
Cons

  • No hands-on experiments
Common Core