Lesson 6 - Discussion & Writing


Explain how multiple different forms of energy work together to keep cities and towns running. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Forms of Energy by Anna Claybourne  pp. 40 – 41

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

Explain how multiple different forms of energy work together to keep cities and towns running. Make sure to include at least three different forms of energy in your answer.

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Key Questions


  • How does electricity get from raw energy to electricity in your house?

  • What forms of energy bring power to cities and towns?

  • How is energy transferred and transformed throughout cities and towns?

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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.

  • SL.4.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • W.4.2 — Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

  • W.4.9 — Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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