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Introducing the Types of Energy Lesson Overview

The students will investigate how the various forms of energy are transferred into other forms of energy and will use graphic organizers and stations to describe how the energy is being transferred.


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2-3 Class Periods
PTI Inquiry
3.7,5.2, 5.5, 3.3, 6.1, 6.2 7.2, 7.3, 4.1
Lesson Components Time Inquiry Skills Tech. Used Engage Level Brief Description
Engage 5-8 min 3.7, 5.2 Computer (optional) 3 Students will use the website Answer Garden to construct a word web of what they already know about energy.
Explore 20-30 min 5.5, 3.3, 6.1 Computer (optional) 3 Students will use stations to investigate energy transformations.
Explain 10-15 min 7.2, 7.3, 4.1, 5.5 none 2 Using their graphic organizers students will explain how the energy was transferred.
Expand 20-30 min 6.2, 7.3, 7.2 none 3 Students will create collages that show more examples of the energy transfer they picked.
Evaluate 5 min 6.2, 7.3, 7.2 none 1 Can be the collage or the assessment at the end of the lesson.

Level of Student Engagement
1     Low     Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction
2     Medium     Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance
3     High     Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered

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