Happy Tuesday :)
Today I want to share with you some activities we did in our recent science unit on Heat & Energy.
Now, this unit is tough, filled with difficult concepts and unfamiliar vocabulary. So, I found/made a few items to supplement our curriculum:
Here's a great example of an anchor chart, discussing the different types of energy and a quick follow-up sorting activity for the visual learners in your class:
Now we don't have science interactive notebooks (we do for reading, grammar, and Bible), but I wanted to incorporate some interactive note-taking into our study. So, I gave each student a piece of construction paper and we filled it up with foldables - in essence, we pieced together our study guide, one topic at a time.
Here are some action shots of my kiddos working on their foldables each day:
You can check out these foldables (and much more!) in my Heat & Energy Interactive Notebook Foldables packet, available on TPT.
We also watched this video on heat by Bill Nye
We also did a couple of cool experiments:
This idea, which came from "First Grade Wow!" showed the difference that the temperature of water has on a substance.
We also tested to see which melted faster:
Whole peppermints or crushed peppermints (tying it back into our discussion of matter and surface area from a previous chapter)
I don't know if you've tried out Study Jams in your classroom, but we LOVE them! Here's are some fun activities to show your kiddos about energy, light, and sound:
Well, I hope these ideas help you to make your study of Heat and Energy more engaging!
I'm linking these ideas up with Holly from "Fourth Grade Flipper"