Keep Program, University of Wisconsin
This activity takes two 50 minute class periodsLearn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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- This is an activity to embed within a larger lesson or module.
- Review the contents to decide how to embed it and how to develop questions that will foster deeper thinking about energy transformations.
- This lesson plan is very well thought out and walks teachers through the activity.
About the Science
- Through simple demonstrations, students are introduced to the presence of potential and kinetic energy in their lives and test their knowledge through a tic-tac-toe game.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The learning objectives, materials, background materials are clear, as are the procedures for the lesson.
- The lesson itself is a pdf, but there are links to further explorations, and it includes assessment questions.
- This activity is appropriate for middle school students learning about kinetic and potential energy, and given the active nature of it, this activity should appeal to different learning styles.
- The fun tic-tac-toe game recommended for after the activity should serve as a formative assessment teachers can use to monitor student learning.
- The subject areas that it covers include English, Arts, Math, and Science.