Energy

Lesson 3

Objective

Explain why the author starts by saying that “electricity is the most useful of all forms of energy” and how it works.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Forms of Energy by Anna Claybourne  pp. 26 – 29

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which statement shows a main idea of the section?

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Which two details best support the main idea of the section?

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Writing Prompt

The author starts by saying that “electricity is the most useful of all forms of energy.” How does electricity work? Why is it the most useful form? Use the words charge, current, and conduct in your answer. 

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What is electricity? Make sure to use the word charge in your answer.

  • What is the difference between static and current electricity? Give an example of each.

  • How does electricity change form? Why does electricity have to change form to be useful?

Vocabulary

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electricity     (n.)

a form of energy that is carried through wires and used to operate machines and lights

charge     (n.)

the storage of electrical energy

conduct     (v.)

to allow heat or energy to move from one place to another

battery     (n.)

an object that stores chemical energy and converts it into electricity as a source of power

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.4.3 — Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • RI.4.7 — Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.4

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RI.4.1

RI.4.10

RI.4.4

RI.4.5

RI.4.9

SL.4.1

W.4.10