Work and Energy – A Fourth Grade SMARTBoard Introduction is a SMARTBoard 4th grade level instructional presentation in line with the Standards of Learning for the state of Virginia.
Force, Motion, and Energy
4.2 The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects. Key concepts include
a) motion is described by an object’s direction and speed;
d) moving objects have kinetic energy.
4.3 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of electricity. Key concepts include
d) the ability of electrical energy to be transformed into light and motion, and to produce heat;
It includes: a SMARTBoard presentation of the text along with two interactive slides that are also available in PDF format to print and issue as classwork, homework, or attach/incorporate into an interactive notebook.
The presentation includes:
• Introduction to work and energy terminology (work, energy, potential energy, and kinetic energy).
• Illustration/description of kinetic energy in an everyday setting.
• Forms of energy (chemical, light, mechanical, thermal, nuclear, and electrical).
• Transforming energy and transferring energy.
The last 2 slides are white-background slides used for the printables. The printables are already in PDF form in the package. The white-background pages are not included in the total pages. I include them in case you would like to change any of the data and recreate the printables.
The interactive/review slides and printables:
• Activity one has students identifying terminology through a matching activity. Terms included are chemical energy, mechanical energy, thermal energy, electrical energy, light energy, nuclear energy, work, kinetic energy, potential energy, transferring energy, transforming energy, and energy.
• Activity two has students identifying/describing the eight examples of energy transformation (electrical to light, light to electrical, etc.).