Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Energy Cards: Comparing Sources & Forms of Energy - Section 3: Explore


The image comparison activity is a great tool for generating questions that can later be used to drive student learning.  Simple activities like the one above are great at piquing  student interest and generating questions for investigation at the start of a unit. As energy as a topic of study can be a challenging subject area at any level of instruction, finding ways to narrow the scope of study and pull ideas from real-world examples will give students more confidence in making sense of the content.

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Energy Cards: Comparing Sources & Forms of Energy

Unit 5: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify and compare different forms of energy.

Big Idea: Use this fun activity to activate students ideas about similar forms of energy found in a variety of sources.

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