This 41-page science mini-book was created to help teach the Next Generation Science Standards for 4th grade.This booklet covers 4-PS3 (energy) and 4-ESS3 (earth and human activity).
It covers the following principles: what is energy, how does energy work, different kinds of energy, potential & kinetic energy, moving energy, light energy, sound energy, heat energy, electrical energy, natural resources, renewable vs. non-renewable resources, wind energy, hydropower energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy.
I made sure to cover everything required in the NGSS for this topic and tried my best to make the material 4th grade friendly!
Worksheets in the booklet allow students to: cut & paste, sort different types of energy, color-code different types of energy, list items in their home powered by natural resources, write/sketch items in their life that use renewable & non-renewable resources for power, match energy vocabulary terms to pictures, and research and write about the different methods for creating electricity and making an argument for which is best (3 types of writing paper are included for differentiation). A science glossary of important terms is also included.
This document is in a half-page format (two to a page) to save paper and make copying class sets quicker and easier. Enjoy! =)
Be sure to check out the other NGSS mini-books in my store. More NGSS products are in the works for other grades!