This activity help students identify the different types of energy source in three ways.
Mnemonic Device - MRSCHEN (Mechanical, Radiant, Sound, Chemical, Heat, Electrical, and Nuclear).
Card sort : During this part of the activity, the students will sort the cards that identify the different sources of energy. Each energy group will have a title card with the name of the energy source, 2-3 pictures are representative of this energy source, and 1 card that lists some examples.
MRSCHEN Fold Notes: Using the information from the two previous activities, the students will then be able to complete the foldable that asked for a definition of the energy and an example. This foldable can be put into their interactive journal.
Materials Needed: Fold Notes copied double sided, Cards printed out on cardstock and laminated, interactive journal.
Time: 2 class periods (total 90 minutes)