Week Seven Science Lessons: Forms of Energy

Grade 5 Science

Week Seven Lessons

This week we will be starting the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. The first week of this unit is the Forms of Energy. Students will be introduced to the types of energy and how it can apply to the world around them!  Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I  hope you can find something to help make planning this year a little, or a lot, easier!

lesson forms of energy

TEKS/ Standards:

(A) explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy; Readiness Standard

“I can” Statements:

I can explain the uses of energy.

Essential Questions:

Monday – How can energy be used?

Tuesday – What does energy do?

Wednesday – Where does energy come from?

Thursday – How does energy change forms?

Friday – What is the difference between kinetic and potential energy?

Word Wall Words:

Energy
Sound Energy
Light Energy
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy

Lesson Ideas and Materials:

Materials:

Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.

Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook

Science and Literacy Forms of Energy

Force, Motion, and Energy Anchor Charts

Physical Science Vocabulary

Lesson Ideas:

(Monday) Attention Grabber activity: Forms of Energy Coloring Book. Introduce Word Wall Words for the Week and ask students what they think it means. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Forms of Energy

(Tuesday) Students will read an informational text about the Forms of Energy, and complete a graphic organizer to process the information. Complete the second column of the Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Forms of Energy

(Wednesday) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. –Science and Literacy Forms of Energy. Complete the Forms of Energy Fold-out and the Energy Map activity in the notebook. –Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook

interactive science notebooks

(Thursday) Forms of Energy Lab day! Finish up with the lab with the Energy Transfer Mats –Science and Literacy Forms of Energy

(Friday) Complete the Potential and Kinetic Energy Illustration and Model in the notebook-Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook. Forms of Energy Anchor Chart as a class. – Force, Motion, and Energy Anchor Charts  The students can fill in their printable poster, and you can make one on chart paper to hang up around the room. Complete the vocabulary pages that were not completed through the week.

Potential Kinetic Energy Model Activity Potential Kinetic Energy Model Activity Potential Kinetic Energy Model Lesson Plans

Forms of Energy Anchor Chart Science lessons

Lesson Notes:

Science Starters (Science and Literacy Forms of Energy) and Science Wall (Science Wall) to start each day.

During extra class time each day, complete the Physical Science Vocabulary pages that accompany this week’s learning.

Additional resource:

The following links to the pretty PDF of this lesson plan.

5th Science Lesson Plans

Need materials for younger grades?

The materials in this lesson are intended for 5th graders in Texas, but are taught in a way that they could be easily modified for younger and older grades.

Here is what I have for matter and energy so far.

2nd Grade Force Motion and Energy Science Notebook

Kindergarten Interactive Science Notebook with Word Wall Cards

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