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This free infobook provides an overview of energy forms and sources for Grades 2-4, along with hands-on activities, graphics, and classroom presentation materials for teaching an entire unit. Students will first be introduced to energy as a physical science concept before being exposed to sources of energy. Using this sequence can help learners differentiate energy forms (thermal, motion, wave, chemical) from energy sources (fossil fuels, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric). Confusing these fundamentally different concepts is a documented roadblock to future understanding of energy in the context of science.

For the companion Student Guide with printable data guides and activities, Primary Science of Energy-Student Guide.

The NEED Project is a national initiative to bring innovative curriculum materials in energy education to teachers and learners from the primary grades through college.
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alternative fuels, chemical energy, clean energy, energy forms, energy lessons, energy sources, green energy, kinetic energy, light energy, nonrenewable energy, nuclear energy, potential energy, renewable energy, thermal energy
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

1. The Nature of Science

1B. Scientific Inquiry
  • K-2: 1B/P2. Tools such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, or balances often give more information about things than can be obtained by just observing things unaided.
  • 3-5: 1B/E2b. One reason for following directions carefully and for keeping records of one's work is to provide information on what might have caused differences in investigations.

4. The Physical Setting

4E. Energy Transformations
  • K-2: 4E/P1. The sun warms the land, air, and water.
  • 3-5: 4E/E2b. When warmer things are put with cooler ones, heat is transferred from the warmer ones to the cooler ones.
  • 3-5: 4E/E2c. A warmer object can warm a cooler one by contact or at a distance.
4F. Motion
  • K-2: 4F/P3. Things that make sound vibrate.
  • 3-5: 4F/E3. Light travels and tends to maintain its direction of motion until it interacts with an object or material. Light can be absorbed, redirected, bounced back, or allowed to pass through.

8. The Designed World

8C. Energy Sources and Use
  • K-2: 8C/P2. People burn fuels such as wood, oil, coal, or natural gas, or use electricity, to cook their food and warm their houses.
  • 3-5: 8C/E1. Moving air and water can be used to run machines.
  • 3-5: 8C/E2. Sunlight is used to run many devices.
  • 3-5: 8C/E4. Some people try to reduce the amount of fuels they use in order to conserve resources, reduce pollution, or save money.

11. Common Themes

11C. Constancy and Change
  • K-2: 11C/P3b. Small changes can sometimes be detected by comparing counts or measurements at different times.
  • 3-5: 11C/E2b. Often the best way to tell which kinds of change are happening is to make a table or graph of measurements.

12. Habits of Mind

12C. Manipulation and Observation
  • 3-5: 12C/E3. Keep written or electronic records of information so that the records are understandable weeks or months later.
12D. Communication Skills
  • K-2: 12D/P3. Interpret pictures, drawings, and videos of real-world objects and events.
  • 3-5: 12D/E3. Use numerical data in describing and comparing objects and events.
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NEED Project: Primary Science of Energy Infobook:

Accompanies Primary Science of Energy-Student Guide

This is the student guide intended for use alongside the NEED Project infobook "Primary Science of Energy".

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Is Part Of NEED: National Energy Education Development Project

A link to the full collection of curriculum materials developed by the NEED project.

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Accompanies NEED Project: Primary Energy Activities

This link takes users to the the Primary Energy activity booklet, which was specifically developed to accompany this instructional unit. Includes songs, puzzles, games, graphics, and assessment materials with answer key.

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Accompanies NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival

A link to a set of nine carnival-like games, ideal as a culminating activity after completion of the "Primary Energy" classroom investigations. Completely turn-key.

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Covers the Same Topic (Different Course Level) As NEED Project: Intermediate Energy Infobook

This free Infobook, also published by the NEED Project, was written for use in Grades 6-8.

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