Students will use the five senses to explore different forms of energy such as light, heat, and sound.
The student knows that energy, force, and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life.
Heat and Temperature: Annenberg Learner (website) - Heat is the transfer of energy between two objects with different temperatures. Build your understanding of heat and temperature through easy-to-follow text and video (58 minutes).
What is Energy? Annenberg Learner (website) - Differentiates between the scientific meaning of “energy,” vs. its broad interpretation among the general public, and explains different forms and sources of energy.
Make Baked Crayon Art: Education.com (website) - Students observe heat and light energy from the sun change the shape of a crayon.
- Supporting Lessons
- Assessment Ideas
- Literature Connections
- Additional Resources
Melt Down: Education.com (website) – Students observe chocolate as it melts when heated, forming a liquid.
Heat: National Energy Education Development Project (PDF) – We can not see heat, but we feel it. Investigate heat energy produced by our bodies by rubbing your hands together to feel the heat produced by friction.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
Units Matter, Temperature page 30 – 31, Bridging II TAKS Module 2 (PDF) – Observe and record what happens when heat energy is added to chocolate chips.
Heat: National Energy Education Development Project (PDF) - Use the discussion questions (page 11) to prompt a class conversation about heat. Record students’ ideas on a chart and assess their understanding based on the answers they provide.
Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel. Stille, Darlene R. (ISBN-13: 9781404802490)
Heat. Walker, Sally (ISBN-13: 9780822524595)
Melting Butter: PBS Kids Zoomgames (website) - Students play a game in which they pretend to melt.