Vocabulary for Energy
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards
Have your students put key vocabulary into practice. One of the things students can find really difficult is using scientific vocabulary correctly and in the appropriate context. Using a visual representation or visual examples as well as a written one can really help students understand abstract concepts.
Example Introduction to Energy Vocabulary
The ability to do work (motion or change), measured in Joules (J).
How fast something is travelling. Measure in meters per second (ms-1 or m/s).
An attractive force between objects that have a mass. It increases as the distance gets smaller and the mass increases.
The proportion of the total input energy that is transferred to useful forms. Efficiency = useful energy(J) ÷ total energy(J)
Conservation of Energy
The idea that energy cannot be created or destroyed only transferred from one form to another.
Other terms include:
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Demonstrate your understanding of key scientific vocabulary by creating visualizations.
- Choose five vocabulary words and type them in the title boxes.
- Find the definition in a print or online dictionary and write it under the cell.
- Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
- Alternatively, use Photos for Class to give examples of the words.
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