Unit 5

Unit Title: Energy
Unit Time Frame: 2-3 Weeks

Unit Overview
Students will learn that the Earth has a limited
number of non-renewable resources.


Essential Learning
In what ways can energy be converted
into usable energy?

In what ways can alternative energy be
converted into useable energy?


Key Concepts
Conduct investigations to identify types
of potential energy and kinetic energy.

Identify natural resources used to supply
energy needs.

Describe alternatives to the use of
fossil fuels:
- solar energy
- geothermal energy
- wind
- hydroelectric power
- nuclear energy
- biomass

Investigate alternative energy sources.







Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards Scoring Matrix
Vocabulary
NGSS
Science/Engineering Practices
NGSS
Cross-Cutting Concepts

NGSS
Nature of Science
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