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Energy is everywhere. Every action and movement requires energy. Without energy, we could not see or hear anything. Energy provides us with food, warmth, transportation, and entertainment. If it were not for energy, we would not grow and could not survive. This unit helps students understand what energy is. Unit materials focus primarily on five important types of energy: light, sound, motion, heat, and electrical. Each energy type is defined and supported with everyday examples.

Process Activities

Rolling Down a Ramp

Tuning Forks and Sound


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Pipe Dream by Animusic
What is Electricity?

Career Files

Electrical Engineer; Electrician; Musician; Solar Panel Installer

Concept Books

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Matching; Word Search; Wordplay

Book Assembly

Single-Sided Concept

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Double-Sided Concept

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