Energy All Around Us

Miesha Gadsden, Third Grade, Lansdowne Elementary School

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200 Word Synopsis

Children love asking questions, especially when it relates to science. Our world is full of information and questions that are just waiting to be answered. This unit will help students tap into their own natural curiosity about energy in a fun and exciting way! This unit will explore various forms of energy and how it is stored and transferred from one form to another. Background information for this unit covers forms of heat transfer including convection, conduction and radiation. Scientific concepts also cover energy basics and how we use energy every day. To answer inquisitive and critical questions from our students and world, it is important to have a good understanding of what energy is in general. Our students are the future and the knowledge they receive will determine how they impact and change the world. The future rests in their hands and it is important that they have all the tools and knowledge necessary to make effective decisions for the global economy. One day they may be able to solve and explain life’s critical questions that scientists have researched for years.