Energy Science Task Cards and More Print and Digital

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Learning about energy has just become more fun with this set of task cards, activities, and even an energy game! This resource includes task cards in both black and white, and colored versions (same questions in both versions). This allows you to use the colored version for centers and activities, while reinforcing concepts by printing out a black and white page for a quick quiz or reinforcement after a lesson. Two center/seat work activities are also included, as well as links to great energy Websites, plus an energy game. By the time your students are finished with all of these resources, they will really know their energy facts!

Do you need this resource in its self-checking Digital format? Check out:

Energy Digital Boom Cards


The new Next Generation science common core standards addressed in this resource are:

Third Grade

3PS2.B Types of interactions

Objects in contact exert forces on each other

4th Grade

4-PS3.A Definitions of Energy

The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it


Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects

or through sound, light, or electric currents

4-PS3.B Conservation og Energy and Energy Transfer

Energy is present whenever there are moving objects, sound,

light, or heat. When objects collide, energy can be transferred

from one object to another, thereby changing their motion.

Light also transfers energy from place to place

Many state standards for fifth grade are also addressed. Please see the energy concepts addressed below to make sure the resource meets your needs.


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This resource includes:

  • Table of Contents
  • Science Common Core Correlation for third and fourth grades
  • Teacher Notes
  • Great Energy Web Resources
  • Great Energy Books
  • Black and White Task Cards
  • Colored Task Cards
  • Two Center/ Seat Work Activities
  • Energy Game
  • Student Answer Sheet and Grading Key


This resource addresses the following energy concepts:

Thermal Energy


Chemical Energy

Sound Energy

Renewable Energy

Transfer of Energy

Light Energy

Mechanical Energy

Nuclear Energy




Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy



Static Electricity




Task cards can be used in many different ways:

1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any

order, they are easy to share.

2. In pairs or small groups

3. Whole class

a. Quick review before going home, or to specials

b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white


c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so

test phobic students are more relaxed.

4. Independent work at seats

5. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students

needing remediation

6. Test Prep

7. Games..Use game boards and dice. Place task cards upside down above game board. As students move around board they must answer task card questions. Partners use the grading key to tell if the answer is correct. Student may only move if the answer is correct.

8. Scoot...Give one answer sheet and one task card per student. Give students 30 seconds to answer their task card question on the answer sheet. Set timer for 30 seconds again and say, "Scoot". Student leaves his/her card on their desk and move to the next seat to answer that question. When the timer dings say, "Scoot" again and students move to next seat until all cards are answered on the answer sheet.

9. Scavenger Hunt...Hide cards around the classroom. Give each student one answer sheet. Students search for cards and answer them as they are found.

10. Jenga...Number Jenga blocks to 36 (or less if you wish). Students play in groups of three-four and take turns pulling them out. Students all answer the task card number on each block on their answer sheet until the Jenga blocks tumble.

11. Exit ticket...Pass one task card to each student plus one sticky note. Students answer on the sticky note and place on board on the way out the door.


Comments about this resource include:

Very helpful resource to use as we align our curriculum with NextGen and Common Core!

What a great idea! Super fun way for students to talk about the ideas of energy. Thank you!

My kids love to use these. Great for a quick assessment!


If you are interested in a PowerPoint presentation of the color task cards in this resource, check out:

Energy PowerPoint

Energy Digital Boom Cards


If you are interested in checking out my other resources in the "Science Task Cards and More" series, check out the links below:

Simple Machines: Science Task Cards and More!

Force and Motion: Science Task Cards and More!

Rocks and Minerals: Science Task Cards and More!


About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.


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Energy: Science Task Cards and More by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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