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This teacher guide includes 42 hands-on exploration activities and teacher demonstrations that introduce scientific measurement using simple tools and emphasize the basic concepts of energy: motion, heat, light, sound, and growth. Students use their senses and simple scientific tools (rulers, tape measures, thermometers, balances, and volumetric containers) to develop a basic understanding of energy and the scientific method through hands-on explorations. There is also an accompanying student guide with the necessary handouts. The activities are:
- What is Energy 1?
- What is Energy 2?
- What is Energy 3?
- Bodies Use Energy
- Food Has Energy From the Sun 1
- Food Has Energy From the Sun 2
- The Five Senses
- Measuring Length
- Measuring Mass
- Five Balls: Observing and Measuring Size
- Five Balls: Measuring Mass
- Five Balls: Sink or Float
- Five Balls: Measuring Bounce
- Five Balls: Measuring Sound
- Five Balls: Measuring Roll
- Happy/Sad Balls: Observing & Measuring
- Happy/Sad Balls: Rolling & Bouncing 1
- Happy/Sad Balls: Rolling & Bouncing 2
- Teacher Demonstration: Happy/Sad Balls: Heat & Bouncing
- Metal & Plastic Balls: Observing & Measuring
- Teacher Demonstration: States of Matter
- Measuring Liquids 1
- Measuring Liquids 2
- Volume of Solids
- Teacher Demonstration: Solids & Liquids
- Using a Thermometer 1
- Using a Thermometer 2
- Measuring Temperature
- Predicting and Measuring Temperature
- Teacher Demonstration: Light is Energy
- Teacher Demonstration: Artificial Light
- Light Travels in Straight Lines
- Demonstration: Transverse Light Waves
- Light Can Be Refracted
- Light Can Be Reflected
- Demonstration: Light Can be Diffracted
- Sound is Energy 1
- Sound is Energy 2
- Sound is Energy 3
- Sound is Energy 4
- Demonstration: Longitudinal Waves
- Producing & Demonstrating Sound
Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts
2-6 weeks depending on activities used. Activities vary from 10 minutes to several hours.
Handouts/transparencies included; additional materials will be needed depending on activities selected.
Complete list of all standards included at beginning of the activity.