This text is a mini experiment that students can do in the classroom to illustrate how thermal energy works. I would use this in the middle of a unit on energy after students have some knowledge on the types of energy.
SCIENCE: Types of Energy Anchor Chart - Use this mini anchor chart to help teach Science TEK Help your students remember the difference between mechanical, electrical, light, thermal, and sound energy.
This inquiry based unit will assist students in learning about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and the production of electricity. This unit is full of lesson plans, activities, and literacy center ideas for and grade.
Students will learn how potential and kinetic energy work through this simple and engaging experiment. Click the link to get this and more energy activities that meet the grade 5 conservation of energy unit.