This activity packet is aligned with the Ontario Grade 1 Science curriculum. This packet addresses the following overall expectations:
- Assess uses of energy at home, at school, and in the community, and suggest ways to use less energy;
- Investigate how different types of energy are used in daily life;
- Demonstrate an understanding that energy is something that is needed to make things happen, and that the sun is the principal source of energy for the earth.
This packet also addresses the following big ideas:
- Everything that happens is a result of using some form of energy;
- The sun is the principal source of energy for the earth;
- Humans need to be responsible for the way in which we use energy.
This packet introduces students to the various types of energy as well as how energy can be conserved and why it is important to do so. In this packet, students are introduced to what energy is in a way that is understandable for them. This packet includes a variety of cut-and-paste activities, along with some writing and drawing activities.
What is included in this packet?
This packet includes 16 lessons, 26 activity worksheets and 8 readings that help to meet the above curriculum expectations.
The lessons are:
Lesson 3.1 – Introducing the Unit
Lesson 3.2 – The Sun
Lesson 3.3 – Food and Energy
Lesson 3.4 – Energy Chains
Lesson 3.5 – Photosynthesis
Lesson 3.6 – Forms of Energy
Lesson 3.7 – Energy Walk
Lesson 3.8 – Supplies of Energy
Lesson 3.9 – Seasonal Differences
Lesson 3.10 – Seasonal Differences
Lesson 3.11 – Creating Kites
Lesson 3.12 – Own Use of Energy
Lesson 3.13 – Energy Efficiency
Lesson 3.14 – Energy Posters (3 lessons)
Lesson 3.15 – Electrical Energy
Lesson 3.16 – My Energy Promise
Lesson 3A – Dishes of Water
What ASSESSMENTS are included?
Great question! There is 1 assignment in this packet where students are asked to create an energy poster. There are 4 rubrics presented in this packet that can be used to assess student understanding of the concepts addressed in this unit. Please note that there are a few answer keys provided in this packet, as many activities involve an open answer and it is up to you to determine whether students have appropriately demonstrated their knowledge.
For the construction of a device that uses energy - students are asked to create a kite. These kites can be made from doweling, or sticks for the frame, and plastic table cloths from the dollar store.
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