Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Kindergarten Energy

Energy Kids Page

 

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

I

Identify the sun as the source of earth’s heat and light energy.

Light and Shadows

I

Identify different sounds and their sources.

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Grade 1 Energy  

Energy Kids Page
 

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

Describe the effect of the sun’s energy on different materials.

Light and Dark

http://www.need.org/needpdf/PriSunorShade.pdf

 

D

Classify sounds according to their basic characteristics (e.g., loud/soft, natural/man/made).

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Grade 2 Energy  

Energy Kids Page

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

Compare the heating and cooling rates of land, air, and water.

Solids, Liquids, Gasses

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Grade 3 Energy  

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

Analyze data to explain the heating and cooling of land, air, and water.

How Heat Travels  Heat Quiz

 

A

Identify the source of the Earth’s heat and light energy.

How Light Travels  Light Quiz

Star Light, Star Bright

Play A Piano
http://www.explorit.org/science/energy.html http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/solar.html

 

A

Identify the illustration that demonstrates the effects of the sun on various materials.

Lesson The Ear Guitar
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Stories/AnimalsNature/Micetans
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0206/quickflicks/
http://www.quia.com/quiz/281597.html

 

I

Differentiate between pitch and volume.

Lesson Changing Pitch

A

Identify how sounds are produced.

Fear of Physics

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Grade 4 Energy

 

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

A

Identify different forms of energy.

Energy Quest

Solar Energy
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/energy.html
http://www.pinejog.org/WebPages/Teacher%20Resources/Sci%20FL%20working%20copy.doc

JEOPARDY
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=8&DocID=13

 

I

Describe how light behaves when it strikes different surfaces.

Mixing Colors with Light Beams Lesson Plan

What is light?

Help Dracula Learn About Light Waves

Light Lesson Plan K-4

An Enlightening Experience

Charge Up A Light Bulb

Light in Color

Speed of Light

Bouncing Sounds
http://myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/36.asp http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_iportals/iportals/education/preuniversity/tispt/pdf/lessons/spectroscope.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/see_things.shtml  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/revision_bites/see_things.shtml  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/tests/see_things.shtml

 

I

Explain how the volume and pitch of sound are controlled.

Sound and Vibration lesson plan

Sound Lesson Plan

The Science of Sound

The Ear Guitar

Sound Wave Game
Sounds Amazing

http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/play_a_piano.html http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/soundwaves/ http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/sound/u11l2a.html
http://www.readinga-z.com/newfiles/levels/lesson_plans/m/soundaround/soundaround_print.html 

 

A

Distinguish between the volume and the pitch of sound.

Sound Lesson Plan
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/PIEE/Resources/Lessons/Grade3/3c3.pdf

http://www.personal.psu.edu/smh370/CI495/mini_unit_lesson_plans.htm

 

I

Construct and explain a simple electrical circuit.

Using Electricity

Electricity Crossword Puzzle

Changing Circuits

Blobz Circuit Guide http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/activities/2000_2001/inclass/circuit_construction.html

http://myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/68.asp http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/science/forms/diffelc12.pdf http://www.iit.edu/~smile/phma9910.htm 

 

A

Select a simple electrical circuit.

Circuits and Conductors

Tic Tac Flashlight

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/earthsenergy/

I

Categorize materials as conductors or insulators.

Lesson Pass the Heat Along
http://www.pge.com/microsite/PGE_dgz/wires/game.html
Quia Electricity: Conductors and Insulators matching http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.activities.common.ActivityPlayer?AP_rand=1076022331&AP_activityType=14&AP_urlId=25645&AP_continuePlay=true&id=25645

BBC Schools Website—Circuits Game and  Interactive web page  with quiz http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/conductors.shtml  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/revision_bites/conductors1.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/revision_bites/conductors2.shtml  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/tests/conductors.shtml

 

A

Recognize that various materials conduct heat.

Lesson Hot and Cold Colors
Hotchalk.com—Heat Conductor Lesson Plan (for 5th, but easily will work in 4th) http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceObjectsConductHeatContainHeat56.htm
Activity What is Heat? Great Hands on Lesson Aimed for upper elementary, but can be scaled back for middle elementary. http://www.its-about-time.com/acweb/ch7_cookin/activity1.pdf

 

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Grade 5 Energy

The student will investigate energy and its uses

A

Recognize how various materials conduct heat.

Lesson Passing Heat Along

Internet Resource:  http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_thermo.html

D

Demonstrate and explain how energy can change form.

Potential and kinetic energy

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action_fs.shtml

A

Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy.

A

Identify ways that energy is transferred.

 Downhill Race

 Rollercoaster Demo

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/energy_transfer_4.shtml

D

Observe and describe how lenses affect a beam of light.

Refraction

Light, Lens, Action

Lenses

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/light_3.shtml

A

Select the illustration that depicts how lenses refract light.

How We See Things

D

Explore and describe the uses of magnets.

Magnets and Springs

Magnetism

A

Identify the poles of a magnet.

Fact Sheet

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/magnetism_1.shtml

A

Identify the description of a magnetic field.

 Online, Interactive Electricity and Magnetism Module

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/magnetism_1.shtml

I

Construct and explain a parallel circuit.

Circuit Builder

Circuits

A

Distinguish between series and parallel circuits.

Blobz Circuit Guide

Internet Resources:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/magnetism_1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/electricity_4.shtml

D

Explain the use of a specific type of electrical circuit.

Turning On the Juice

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Grade 6 Energy

 

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

Recognize the basic parts of a wave.

A

Identify the wavelength, frequency, and amplitude of a wave.

Catch the Wave
Physics   http://home.att.net/~cat4a/wave-I.htm
Radio
http://www.bro.lsu.edu/radio/Classroom/08.The%20Wave/wave_lesson.html

D

Explain how the properties of sound are related to wavelength, frequency, and amplitude.

Sensing Loudness or Sound Amplitude

Amplitude, Wavelength, Frequency, and Speed

Standing Wave

Behavior of Waves
The Method Behind the Music http://numbera.com/musictheory/mechanics/physics.aspx

A

Predict the direction of heat flow between objects.

Heat Quiz
Cool Cosmos http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/light_lessons/thermal/transfer.html       Qualitative Reasoning Group Northwestern University http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/thermal/1-how-does-heat-move.html

I

Explain the difference between the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.

Temperature Cruncher

Conversion Spreadsheet

Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter

Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales
Athena, Earth and Space Science for K-12 http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/weather/fahrcels.html

D

Explain how magnets are involved in the production of electricity.

Magnetism and Electricity
Southern Company http://www.southernco.com/learningpower/pdf/Magical%20Magnets%20Make%20Electricity.pdf

D

Distinguish among heat, chemical, electrical, and mechanical energy.

Lesson Energy Transfer

Types of Energy

Energy Story

Energy Works
The Physics Classroom http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/sound/U11L4a.html

I

Understand the law of conservation of energy.

To Conserve or Not To Conserve
Oracle Think Quest http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/lawce1.htm

A

Recognize a variety of energy transformations.

Energy Timeline
Energy Quiz http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=QuizTaker&Topic=Science

A

Infer the impact of nuclear power on humans and the environment.

Nuclear Energy Science Club

Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration
Lesson Plan for effects of nuclear power http://archives.cnn.com/2001/fyi/lesson.plans/12/20/nuke.pills/index.html?related

D

Describe the electromagnetic spectrum.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Cosmic Colors

Electromagnetic Spectrum
Changing the Wavelengths and frequency http://www.lon-capa.org/~mmp/applist/Spectrum/s.htm

A

Select examples of refraction, reflection, and absorption of light.

Game 1 Reflection:  Mirror Maze Game  Teacher Guide

Game 5 Light Angles Refraction  Teacher Guide

How Light Behaves
Make your Own Light Show http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=OpticsWorkbench

I

Compare incandescent and fluorescent light with respect to production and efficiency.

Incandescent and Fluorescent Lighting
Lesson Plan for Class Experiment http://www.themosh.org/psd2002/athome/lesson_one.asp

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Lesson Plans & Activities Energy
  1. Energy and Control
  2. Science Class Energy
  3. Grade 4 Light and Energy
  4. Forms of Energy Grade 4
  5. Learning About Fossil Fuels
  6. Out of the Rock
  7. Personal Energy Meter
  8. Grade 3: Energy in Your World
  9. Sound
  10. Forms of Energy
  11. Light and Sound
  12. Grade 5: Forms of Energy
  13. Grade 5: Electrical Energy

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Topics Energy
  1. Chem4Kids
  2. Energy and Work
  3. How Levers Work
  4. How Inclined Planes Work
  5. Simple Machines
  6. The Energy Story
  7. Making Electricity
  8. Electricity
  9. EIA Kids Page
  10. Energy Action
  11. Online Energy Educational Resources
  12. Simple Electric Motors
  13. Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory
  14. Solar Energy Coloring Book
  15. Energy Almanac
  16. Rad Roller Coaster

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Interactive Websites for Students Energy
  1. Dr. E's Energy Lab
  2. Energy Quest
  3. The Atoms Family
  4. Periodic Table
  5. PH Factor Lab
  6. The Gravity of the Situation
  7. Electromagnets
  8. Kinetic Energy, Mass, and Velocity
  9. Watt's That? The Energy Game
  10. Energy Ant's Coloring Book
  11. Energy Ant's Periodic Table of Elements
  12. Energy Quiz
  13. Renewable Energy
  14. Non-renewable Energy
  15. Earth Dog
  16. Out of the Rock
  17. What is energy?
  18. Grade 4 Heat Energy, Terry Sams
  19. Doc Atom's Game Show
  20. Electricity & Magnetism
  21. Interactive Atom Simulator
  22. Periodic Table of Comic Books
  23. Kids World Coal Energy
  24. Quia: Sound Vocabulary, Sound and Light
  25. Sound Waves
  26. Make an Electric Circuit
  27. Blobz Guide to Electricity
  28. Nuclear Plant Demo
  29. Energy Quiz
  30. Electric Circuits
  31. Electricity - Safety in the Home

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Energy & Motion Songs

  • What Is Energy (part 1) 32
  • Grand Coulee Dam 32
  • E-lec-tri-city 32
  • Engines 32
  • Solar Energy 32
  • Energy In Roundabout Ways 32
  • What Is Energy (part 2) 32
  • Kinetic And Potential Energy 32
  • Jets 32
  • Ultra Violet And Infra Red 32
  • What Is Chemical Energy 32
  • How Do We Measure Energy 32
  • Motion, Motion Everywhere 32
  • Thumbnail Sketch Of Atomic Energy 32
  • Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
     (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
  • It's A Magnet 32
  • Vibration 32
  • We Know The Air Is There 32
  • We're Making Heat 32
  • It's A Magnet, reprise 32

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Worksheets Energy
  1. Energy Detective
  2. Spread the word
  3. Energy Puzzle
  4. Student Energy Worksheet
  5. School Energy Audit
  6. The survey says...
  7. Renewable and Non-renewable Sources of Energy
  8. Energy Works

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Connie Campbell              Jefferson County Schools