Electrical Energy at a Glance
Activity Activity Description
EngageThe Engage session activates students’ prior knowledge of electricity, where it comes from, and how it is used. In this session, students use digital Notebooks to record their thoughts and then watch an animated video that gets them thinking about the topic. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion about where electricity comes from and how it can be used. To complete the session, students collaborate with peers offline and continue to unpack their prior knowledge of electricity.
ExploreThe Explore session promotes interest in and curiosity about electrical energy. In this session, students identify objects and things that use electricity. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion that encourages them to wonder about what can be done with electricity. To complete the session, students work collaboratively offline and further explore objects that need electricity.
ExplainThe Explain session mixes animation with real-life video clips to provide a clear and concise description of electrical energy. Students are also encouraged to express their understanding as they participate in teacher-led discussions. To complete the session, students participate in an offline activity that allows them to demonstrate mastery of the content.
SillyBullsThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to electrical energy. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
Ready for FreddyThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to the module content. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on vocabulary and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity.
Mix and MatchThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to electrical energy. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
WheelabratorThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
AlphabetizeThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to electrical energy. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
Mystery Energy!This Elaborate session promotes the use of formal definitions and explanations in a format not traditionally used in science instruction. In this session, students view an animated literature piece and use digital Notebook to record their ideas. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion that emphasizes the science content of the literature. To complete the session, students participate in offline activities that reinforce the connection between science, literature, and the arts.
Take a NoteThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
The Power GridThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
EvaluateThe Evaluate session reviews and assesses students’ knowledge of the content covered in the module. In this session, students participate in a teacher-led review of all concepts covered. Then, students complete an online assessment to measure their progress toward learning goals. Offline evaluations are available and can be used as needed.