|The shocking truth about energy|
Where does energy come from?
Unit Summary: Students will examine the essential question, “Where does energy come from?” They will identify the energy sources they already know as the teacher lists them on a chart. After listening to the book, they will add the remaining sources to the list. Next the students will conduct independent research in small groups to complete a graphic organizer showing the pros and cons of a variety of renewable and nonrenewable sources. They will work in collaborative groups to investigate their energy source and later present their findings orally or through the use of technology.
The Library Activity begins on page 66. The Collaborative Teacher Activity is on page 68.
Extension Activities (sample)
1. Create a class chart that shows in a simple way the positive and negative impact of each energy source in the book.
2. Set up a class or school project to reduce the amount of energy used or that shows ways to conserve energy at school.
3. After reading the book, have the students write a short description of the main idea of the book. Use the phrase, “I am a scientist. I know that _________.”
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