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Water and Energy (18 activities)

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Grades

K-4

Subject

Energy Basics, Water

Summary

An inquiry-based curriculum that introduces students to the properties of water and using water as an energy source with the following activities:

  • You and Your Energy
  • Energy Introduction
  • Tracing Energy's Origin
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Introducing Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Investigating Solids
  • Investigating Liquids
  • Investigating Gases
  • Introducing Water as a Solid, Liquid, and Gas
  • Introducing Water
  • Ice Cube Investigation
  • Ice Cube Conclusion
  • Demonstration - Waters as a Gas
  • Concluding Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Waterwheel Preparation
  • Waterwheel Investigation
  • Hydropower Plants
  • Unit Conclusion
Curriculum

Science, Social Studies, Language Arts

Plan Time

Four weeks of 20-45 minutes lessons and investigations

Materials

Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.

Standards

Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.

Owner

The NEED Project

Lesson Plans/Activity

Water and Energy (18 activities): Teacher Guide
Water and Energy (18 activities): Student Guide