The purpose of this lesson is to have the students learn a basic understanding of the properties and sources of the different forms of energy. Through the use of activities and PBS Learning Media videos, students will analyze and interpret data to describe and compare mechanical, electrical, chemical, radiant, and thermal energy. Students will create a presentation describing and comparing the properties and sources of the different forms of energy as a culminating assessment.
How are the properties and sources of the forms of energy similar and different?
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Digital Device for students (PC, Laptop, Chromebook, tablet, or iPad, etc.)
Cloud File Storage (Google Drive, iCloud, One Drive, or Dropbox, etc.)
Digital Productivity Software (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.)
If digital services are not available, then the following can be used in their place:
Large Chart Paper
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