Energy Explorations

Lisa Lewis, First Grade, Collinswood Language Academy

Final Unit (PDF)  Implementing Common Core Standards (PDF)


If you are interested in teaching your students about energy in a fun and engaging way, then this unit is for you! Through the pairing of rich nonfiction science texts and high quality science experiments, your students will come away knowing a wealth of knowledge about how energy works and why we need to try and conserve it! The topics in this unit include kinetic energy, potential energy, solar power, hydropower, wind power, usage of fossil fuels, impact of non-renewable resources to our planet and conservation for the future. You can pick and choose one activity from the unit or you can choose to teach the unit in its entirety! I hope that your students have a blast learning about energy!