Reflection: Lesson Planning What Is Energy? - Section 1: Bell Ringer - What Is Energy?


As a middle school teacher (or any teacher for that matter), it is important to be cognizant of learning styles to meet the needs of all students. Understanding and teaching with multiple modalities is important to success in your classroom.

Multiple modalities are instructional practices used to improve student engagement and provide diverse presentations and experiences of the content so that students use different senses and different skills during a single lesson.

This lesson (What is energy?) uses a variety of modalities such as:

  • Writing in a science journal.
  • Speaking & listening during a Turn and Talk.
  • Asking questions to a peer or a teacher.
  • Using real world models (images) of heat transfer.
  • Kinesthetic learning as students move around to different stations to answer questions.
  • Communicating information and engaging in discussion with scientific peers.

This instructional practice keeps the lesson interesting and fresh and are important to provide to increase student achievement and engagement.

  A Lesson With Multiple Modalities
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What Is Energy?

Unit 6: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: SWBAT explain how heat moves from one place to another. SWBAT draw & describe how heat moves by radiation. SWBAT provide examples of heat transfer that occurs in everyday situations.

Big Idea: All forms of matter (solid-liquid-gas) are composed of atoms and molecules that are in constant motion. Looking at everyday situations, students identify heat transfer from warmer to cooler substances.

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