Are your students having trouble differentiating between the types of energy? If so, then these task cards may be just what they need to help them learn.
Twelve cards have vocab words on them such as a form of energy (i.e. Electrical) or a concept (i.e. Energy Conversion). The other cards have characteristics and examples. The students start by identifying the cards with the energy forms and concepts and then work to match each card with their characteristics. For most of the vocab words, this is not a simple one to one match. Most vocab cards should be matched to 2-3 other cards. This makes the matching more challenging and gives students more information about each form of energy. There are 36 cards in this activity.
These cards can be used for individual students or matching manipulatives for groups of two to four students. The cards are created on PowerPoint slides so you can use the slideshow in class as an answer key or even post the cards on your classroom word wall. Once the students have the cards matched up, they can use the included student graphic organizer to take notes on each of the forms of energy. Instructions for how to do the activity are included.
Get up, Get active, and Get your vocab on!
Grades: Middle School, High School
Subjects: Physical Science, Physics, Homeschool
Keywords and concepts: Energy, Work, PE, KE, Electrical and Mechanical energy, Chemical, Thermal and Nuclear energy, Energy conversions and the Law of conservation of energy