This card sort
is for practicing understanding of energy transformations in devices, powerplants (of all 7 energy resources), objects, and in everyday situations.
The card sort comes with 36 cards.
-12 cards are the Energy Sequence Cards (the arrow cards).
Students will pick out the correct cards and place then in order of the energy transformation that they see in the Energy Illustration Cards. Two of these cards are blank since in some places names of energy types are different. For example, "Radiant" may be called "Light" or "Stored Mechanical" may be called "Elastic". The blank cards give the chance to write in anything you need.
-24 cards are the Energy Illustration Cards.
Seven of these cards are how we use the different energy resources (wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, solar, biomass, nuclear, and fossil fuels) to make electricity. The rest of the cards are showing devices or everyday situations in which energy transforms.
-Using cardstock paper works best for the cards...
for durability, and so that even the faded answers don't show through.
Teachers, there are multiple ways to present this practice to students. Make a class set and put the cards into sandwich bags. Make only one set and use it as a station. You can always make it as I've shown in the pictures and have every student have a set in their science journals.
The great part about this card sort is that there are three envelope cut-outs provided for each card set. (There were so many Energy Illustration Cards, there had to be two seperate envelopes for them!) These envelopes hold each set of cards and these envelopes can be glued onto a page in the journal as shown in the picture above. (I prefer double-sided tape!)
Each envelope has an image that represents the set of cards. The top flap of the envelope is also labeled.
Using card stock paper for the cards works the best! Be sure to print cards two-sided! Let me know what you think! Thanks!
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