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Conservation of Energy and Resources

Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Product Description
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Matter, Forces, Human Body, and Energy Conservation Bundle

Ontario Curriculum Expectations: Grade 5 Science - Understanding Earth and Space Systems

1. Analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and the
environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources;
2. Investigate energy transformation and conservation;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various forms and sources of energy and the ways in
which energy can be transformed and conserved.

Topics Covered

Forms of Energy (electrical, mechanical, gravitational, radiant, thermal, sound and chemical)
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy
Renewable vs. Non-renewable energy (Wind, Solar, Water, Geothermal, Fossil Fuels)
The Effects of Energy Consumption on the Environment
Canada’s Energy Consumption
How to Reduce our Impact on the Environment

What is in the unit?

In this unit you will find:

1. Information articles on the topics listed above.
2. Worksheets that review the information in the articles.
3. Glossary of terms
4. Project Idea - Design Challenge (Designing and Building an Energy Efficient Home)
5. Final Test
6. Answer Keys
7. Project Rubric
8. Project Planning Guide

Assessment Opportunities

1. Worksheets can be used as ongoing homework checks or collected and used as formative assessments.

2. Project rubric

3. Final Test - Matching, True or False, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, and Short Answer

How to use the unit

The unit is meant to be used as a student handout with the articles, worksheets, project descriptions, planning guides and rubrics to be photocopied for each student. Read through the articles together as a class and have students answer the corresponding worksheet. (Each article and worksheet should take around one 40 minute period). Take up the worksheet on the following day before starting the next article.

The project is meant to be completed in class under the supervision of the teacher. Students can work independently or in groups/pairs.

The test is to be given as a final summative assessment for the unit to evaluate what students have learned overall.

Links to other related Units

Matter, Forces, Human Body, and Energy Conservation Bundle
Properties of and Changes in Matter
Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Human Organ Systems
Biodiversity, Electricity, Space, and Flight Bundle
Electricity and Energy
Air and Flight
Habitats and Communities
Pulleys and Gears
Rocks & Minerals

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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