Activity Introduction

Quick summary: The activity can be used by teachers to find out what misconceptions students have about energy. The Student Worksheet can be kept as part of the student’s self assessment at the completion of the unit.

Key lessons and understandings of activity:

  • Students build an understanding of energy.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions

Year 3 Science

  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

Year 3 English

  • Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676)

Year 4 Science

  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

Syllabus Outcomes: ST2-6PW, ST2-11LW, EN2-6B

Topic: Energy

Year levels: 3 and 4

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 20 mins

Learning areas addressed: Science.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Facilitate discussion about energy.

Resources required: Writing materials, printed activity sheet.

Keywords: Energy, source, wind, solar, water, gas, renewable and non-renewable.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation

Activity outline

Step 1: Introduce the topic by discussing with students that energy is all around us and it is responsible for all the changes that happen. Some example of energy include plants growing, fire burning and wheels turning.

Step 2: Students are to work on the Student Worksheet. Before students begin, explain that this is not an activity to get correct or incorrect answers but to find out what they already know. Students should complete an individual activity sheet and make sure they include their name for later reference. You will probably want to collect the sheets and file them so they can be used for self assessment at the end of the unit.

Step 3: Closing discussion

When all students have completed the worksheet, engage your students in a class discussion around the activity sheet. Consider using some or all of the following questions:

•    What do they think you might be investigating in this unit of work?
•    How might we set up our classroo

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Student Worksheet

Different types of energy

My name:

Date:

These are _ _ Powerlines_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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They are used for _ Moving electricity from

place to place _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

This is a_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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It uses energy from _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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This is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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It uses energy from _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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This is a_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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It uses energy from _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Different types of energy

My name:

Date:

This is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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It uses energy from_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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