The activity provides a practical and interesting strategy of learning forms and transformation of energy and uses in the community. In classes participating in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) students are able to walk around and scan QR codes on the wall, read the information and watch videos.
During the activity students will explain how energy is converted from one form to other using items in their home and community. They will also categorize various forms of energy as kinetic or potential energy. Students are prompted to apply their math skills by creating tally sheets. The tally sheets are used as data collecting instruments.
The final walk round the class enables students to make a conclusion on the most "famous" (mostly used) energy in the community.
The activity is aligned with Georgia standards S8P2.a, c:
a. Explain energy transformation in terms of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
c. Compare and contrast the different forms of energy (heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound) and their characteristics.
Energy walk of fame
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