Energy and Energy Transfer Unit Lesson Sets (NGSS) Middle School
This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach Energy and Energy Transfer (Transformations) is included in this set. All you need to add are the lab materials, which I keep as simple as possible.
The activities in this lesson set are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. Each lesson is designed to last about a week (depending on your timing and students), and encourage student participation. Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.These lessons also use Interactive Notebooks, Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning, Critical Thinking, and Project Based Learning to enrich the learning experience.
Lesson 1 HEnergy
Lesson 2 Energy Transfer
Included in each lesson set:
Word Wall Builder Chart
Informational Text with Key Terms
Word Wall Cards/ Vocabulary Matching (3 Key Words per lesson)
Vocabulary Activity Pages
Interactive Science Notebook Activities
Critical Thinking Activity
Daily Science Starters
Formative Assessment with Rubric
**The lesson plans are written in the order I use them without a time frame, so that you can determine the timing for each activity based on your classroom needs.
NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
MS-PS3-1 Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. (Forms of Energy)
MS-PS3-2 Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system. (Forms of Energy)
MS-PS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.* (Energy Transfer)
MS-PS3-4 Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample. (Energy Transfer)
MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object. (Energy Transfer)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (STAAR Science)
(8) (A) compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy; (Forms of Energy)
(9) (A) investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation; (Energy Transfer)
(B) verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting; and (Energy Transfer)
(C) demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy. (Energy Transfer)
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