Energy Detectives (3 Activities)

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Lesson Plans/Activity: Energy Detectives (3 Activities) Adode PDF
Grades: 5-8
Subject: Energy Basics

Students explore the classroom as they look and feel for signs of energy. They record the ways they use energy throughout a typical day in an energy detective journal. There are three activities:

  • Where is the energy?
  • Exploring the energy around you.
  • Energy detective journals.

Curriculum: Science, Visual Arts, Language Arts
Plan Time:30-60 minutes per activity

National Standards: 5-8

  • INT-B: 3.b. Energy is transferred in many ways.
  • INT-A: 1.e. Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
  • INT-A: 1.g. Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.


Tape, scissors, and stapler. CD required for part A.

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