This Energy lesson package begins by introducing Energy and its requirement for life and comfort on Earth. It then looks at where we get our energy from including solar, hydroelectric power generation, etc. It then looks at the Types of energy available including: Thermal, Electrical, Radiant, Nuclear, Gravitational, Kinetic, Elastic, Sound and Chemical. Lastly the PowerPoint describes Energy units and transferring energy from one form to another.
There is 1 video embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. I have used this lesson in my own classroom with great success.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the PowerPoint
– The student version of the PowerPoint
– 1 video embedded into the PowerPoint
– Worksheet with answer key
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– Energy = Life
– Where do we get energy from?
– Types of energy
– Energy units
– Energy transformation
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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