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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Energy in Our Lives

Grade 1: Understanding Matter & Energy

Hands-On Kits

Energy In Our Lives Science Kit.

Call Number: TBD

Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand C: Energy In Our Lives

This kit focuses on everyday uses of energy and their sources. Students will be provided with the basic definition of energy. Food will be identified as a source of energy for living things, and students will trace the source of that energy back to the Sun, which is the Earth's primary source of energy. Materials are provided for five activities. 

Lesson Plans

Energy in our Lives from

These sequential lessons include a brief summary of each day's lesson as well as any sheets, posters, and videos needed to teach it.

Just Turn it Off and The Warmth of the Sun from AAAS ScienceNetLinks

These lessons will help students understand energy consumption and the role that the sun plays in our lives.

Living POWERfully

A teacher's guide to electrical energy. Includes fact sheet, lesson ideas, worksheets, and background information for teachers.  Created by Ontario Power Generation and developed to align with the current Ontario Curriculum.  Visit for student guide.

Energy All Around Us: Light, Heat, and Sound from SEDL

"Students increase their understanding of energy by exploring properties of energy and how it is important in everyday life."

Ontario Ecological Literacy Resource

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

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