Energy Card Sort: Sort the cards into as many piles as you'd like, but have a title for each column, just like in Words their Way! Get approved when ready. I'll give hints every 5-10 minutes to help!
- Get into groups based on how many adult volunteers are available. Partners will need to take turns with the iPad and the clipboard.
- Walk around the school (inside and outside) finding examples of each of the 8 energy forms. Take a picture of each and record them on your list.
- Be sure to get at least one picture for each energy form before getting multiples of others.
- Be back in the classroom by the deadline!
- Using an iPad cord and a laptop, transfer your photos from the iPad to the laptop.
- Agree to all the pop-ups.
- Open Image Capture on your Mac.
- Transfer all the photos that you want to the DESKTOP. (Make a folder to put them all into.)
- Download the image below by clicking on this link:
Create your Energy Wheel:
- Open up the file from above in Keynote.
- Drag all of your images into the Keynote presentation and shrink them to fit into each section.
- Save it as a JPG. on the DESKTOP.
Create your Blog Post:
- Create a new blog post and entitle it, "Eight Forms of Energy."
- Insert your JPG as an "Image" into the blog entry. Turn "Lightbox" on.
- Answer the following reflection & synthesis questions:
Reflection & Synthesis Questions:
- Where is energy found?
- What forms of energy are easiest to notice? Which ones are hardest to notice?
- Do some items possess more than one form of energy? If so, which ones?
- Why is energy important?
- Describe how your group worked together. What collaboration happened? Were there any challenges?
All blog posts should be complete within one week of it being assigned (check the date of this blog post to see when it was assigned).
- Remember to use capitals and end punctuation correctly.
- Try to spell things the best you can.
- Every answer MUST have at least two sentences: one to answer the question, and one to "tell me more." The first answer is usually pretty easy, but the real thinking comes when you have to "tell me more."