This Forms of Energy lesson plan allows students to work independently. The Learning Quest guides students through research activities about heat, light, and sound. Students listen to or read the texts, complete interactive activities, watch a video clip, write in response to learning, and submit answers to a quiz.
What’s included in the resource?
- See, Think, Wonder focus activity
- Informational texts with pre-recorded audio that can be read aloud to students
- Note catchers for taking notes
- Forms of Energy sorting activity with movable pieces
- Natural vs. Man-Made infographic with movable pieces sorting activity
- Links and QR code to a What is Sound video clip (video linked to YouTube)
- Sound waves infographic with pre-recorded audio and activity with moveable pieces
- Light Circuit Diagram with moveable pieces activity
- Writing responses
- Forms of Energy Quiz
What class type is this lesson plan good for?
Resource is best used with
- Google Slides
- Or as a Printable
Please view the video preview to take a closer look at included activities.
You will receive these digital resources:
- A link to the activities above, digitally created as a learning quest in Google Slides
- A link to the activities above, digitally created as a learning quest in Seesaw
- A link to a self-grading quiz compatible with Google Forms
We include step-by-step instructions on how to assign the activities in SeeSaw and a video tutorial for assigning the Google Slides.
The learning quest activity resource is also provided in a printable format (PDF) for color or black line copies.
Students can be self-directed as they independently complete the learning quest activities and turn them in digitally. These activities can be completed is traditional classroom lessons, or this is also a great resource in the classroom for fast finishers.
An important note about pre-recorded audio:
We have pre-recorded the audio so the text can be read aloud to students. Some districts block audio files they do not own, meaning the audio may not play for your students on the Google Slides platform. In this case, we have no way to alter your district’s settings. As a possible work around, we now include back-up mp3 files and instructions for manually inserting the audio into Google slides. While audio enhances the student’s experience in the learning quest, students are able to complete the activities without it.
As another note, the pre-recorded audio provided in the Seesaw platform does not have the same playback issues. Please take this into consideration before making your purchase.