Students will use the animation, narration, activities, and Web links to
develop a basic understanding of energy; to describe examples of everyday
about energy; to explain the different aspects about energy: energy and
matter, energy and society and energy and history.
The multiple-choice quiz may be done individually or in groups if appropriate;
activity sheet questions should involve individual research, small group
problem solving, or teacher-led discussion as appropriate.
Internet-connected computers and a printer for the activity sheet. Additional
paper for solving activity sheet problems.
Begin with a teacher-led discussion to determine student knowledge and
preconceptions concerning energy. Keep track of unresolved issues or debates
Students should then read the narration prior to viewing the animation.
Students should repeat any sections of the animation that are not clear to
them and look up any words they do not understand in the glossary,
Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Britannica Intermediate, or follow
this with the multiple-choice quiz and the activity sheet.
Have students explain why answers are correct or incorrect in the
multiple-choice quiz. Activity sheet problems require students to do
additional research, integrate information, and apply it in explaining various
aspects of energy.
Have individual students or groups discuss their answers to the activity sheet
problems with the class.
be encouraged to research