This unit includes 42 pages of the following activities to assist in your teaching of Heat Energy:
Vocabulary Posters (black and white) for the following words:
Reading Passages on the following topics:
Here comes the sun!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable about themes, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific themes, like Solar Energy!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I s
Solar power! Through interactive reading and writing activities, students learn the importance of solar energy and even make a solar cooker to explore the power of the sun!
Included in this pack:
*Two Graphic Organizers: "Where Does Energy Come From?" & "How I Use Energy"
This is a nonfiction packet contain five different articles all having a common theme of Wind & Solar Energy! It mentions Sources of Energy, Wind Energy, Wind Farms, Solar, Energy, & Solar Cars.
These texts have been written on a fourth grade reading level and make students feel successful
This is a lesson on Solar Energy. It includes an experiment where students recognize the sun as a form of energy and heat.
+ Lesson Plan (follows NY State Standards)
+ Data Sheet
+ My Reflection
I used this in a 5th grade class and the students loved it. Could really be adapted fo
No-Prep lesson! PPT, student activity, exit ticket, check for understanding questions, and visuals!
Students learn how solar energy works as well as its advantages and disadvantages! Students end class brainstorming ideas as to a new solar-powered gadget.
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You will LOVE these Alternative Energy Pennants! Print & Go with these Pennants! These Alternative Energy Posters are perfect for a quick interactive activity to study of types of energy. Your students will love studying and using these! They will be perfect to display after completion.Alternat
A powerpoint that defines Solar Energy using words, illustrations, and videos. The videos provide great information about Solar Energy and leaves no misconceptions or misunderstandings about the topic. I created this powerpoint and it proved worthy in catching the student's interest.Save 20% and buy
Keep your students attentive and engaged as they watch The Magic School Bus "Getting Energized" episode! Your students will pay closer attention to the concepts of water, solar, and wind energy as they answer questions while they watch.
Great for whole class, science listening centers, or small gr
AT HOME WITH THE SUN is an excellent resource for kids, teachers, and home-schoolers. It introduces kids in grades 1-6 to solar energy in a logical text that focuses on the proven domestic uses of solar energy for hot water, home heat, and electricity. It is an excellent primer for the teacher seeki
This fun and engaging cut and paste activity encourages students to think critically about the kind of energy that we get from the sun. Students cut and paste nine different images from one page, and paste them on an organizer on the first page, to sort them between those which benefit from the heat
This lesson is my variation of the NASA for kids lesson on solar energy using the solar beads. The students will explore solar energy using solar beads. They will determine that the sun gives off energy that we can see (visible light) as well as energy that we cannot see (ultraviolet rays) and obser
This PowerPoint contains information about Solar Energy as an Alternative Energy Resource. It contains information about what Solar Energy is, examples of how solar energy is harnessed and advantages and disadvantages of solar energy.
This Solar Energy package shows how solar energy is transformed to heat and electricity. The package includes an editable, interactive PowerPoint presentation, a solar energy lab, Solar energy reading comprehension articles, and an Illustrated solar energy vocabulary and crossword puzzle. This pac
Activity designed for pre-k students to teach them about solar energy. Have also used with my 6th graders. Students use energy beads and cover them with different SPF's to show how UV rays can affect us. After the activity, students have a cute braclet to wear and reminf them to wear sunscreen.
***THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A GOOGLE SLIDES INTERACTIVE VERSION INCLUDED. REDOWNLOAD IF YOU HAVE IT ALREADY***STEM-ersion assignments aim to immerse students in an authentic application within a career. Students often ask what careers will use certain math skills and I think this is an opp
Students use their math skills to determine whether the solar panels generate cheaper or more expensive electricity for a generic location, and also for the city of Chicago. (You can change this to your locale).Answer key is included.
Minecraft: Harvesting Solar Energy is a common core lesson that teaches students how solar power works and allows the students to use the Minecraft game to make a model of a house that uses solar energy. ELA and math skills are integrated into this fun activity.
Solar Energy Benefits - “Doodle Notes”
This pack is ideal for middle school or upper elementary science, doodle notes help provide visual triggers that improve focus, memory and learning. These doodle notes are a visual learning tool fo
UV beads are an exciting way to teach your students about solar energy and the scientific process. The activity includes directions, a recording sheet, and pictures.
Students can work in pairs to create a bracelet with "magical" beads. We predict what magic the beads hold and continue to observe th
This worksheet provides a springboard for an internet scavenger hunt about solar energy, or can be completed after reading a general article or chapter about solar energy. Questions are multiple choice and matching format.
Introduce how we all use solar energy everyday by having students start with this and walking around the room finding people that have "done" the thing listed! Answers are included for students to see how much they already use solar energy without even knowing it!
The primary source of all energy on planet Earth is from the sun. Solar power is power generated directly from sunlight. Your students will read for information and learn all about the importance of this clean renewable energy source. I've included 2 writing assignments.