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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Conservation of Energy & Resources

Grade 5: Understanding Earth and Space Systems

Hands-On Kits

Conservation of Energy and Resources Science Kit.

Call Number: TBD

Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand E: Conservation of Energy and Resources

This kit has students identify various forms of energy including how energy can be transformed or stored. They will identify renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, and examine the long-term impacts of human uses of energy on both society and the environment.  Materials are provided for five activities. 

Lesson Plans

Energy Busters: Home Energy Conservation from AAAS ScienceNetLinks

"This lesson is designed to help students look at their personal use of energy, and determine practical ways they can cut back on their energy usage."

Ontario Ecological Literacy Resource

Energy conservation learning activities by grade.  Developed by the Toronto District School Board.

Energy Lessons from Alliant Energy Kids

These teaching units will help you and your students explore energy in inquiry-driven, hands-on ways.

Conservation of Energy & Resources Activities from STAO

This integrated set of activities strives to incorporate learning out of doors, environmental connections to the grade 5 science topic of Conservation of Energy and Resources as well as big ideas from the Social Studies Grade 5 strand of Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship.

Online Video

How Batteries Work

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"Why do batteries lose capacity, and how do our batteries even store so much charge in the first place? Adam Jacobson gives the basics on batteries."

Energy and Different Forms of Energy with Examples

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"There are various forms of energy. Some of them are heat energy, light energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, sound energy, mechanical energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, and nuclear energy."

Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources

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"This video covers what fossil fuels are, sources of non-renewable energy, and sources of renewable energy."

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