As they play the Energy Game, young students will start to think about their own energy choices. Older players will discover that the game is intriguing and involves quite a bit of strategy.
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
Common Core ELA: Fluency, Reading Foundational Skills, Key Ideas and Details, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, Comprehension and Collaboration, Reading Science and Technical Texts, Craft and Structure | NGSS DCI(s): Earth and Human Activity, Natural Resources, Conservation and Transfer of Energy, Human Impacts on Earth Systems
2.b. Producers and consumers (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers) are related in food chains and food webs, and may compete with each other for resources in an ecosystem.||CA Science||Grade 4||02. Life Sciences||2. All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow.|||3.a. Energy can be carried from one place to another by heat flow, or by waves including water waves, light and sound, or by moving objects.||CA Science||Grade 6||03. Heat (Thermal Energy) (Physical Science)||3. Heat moves in a predictable flow from warmer objects to cooler objects until all objects are at the same temperature.|||4. Many phenomena on the Earth’s surface are affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection currents.||CA Science||Grade 6||04. Energy in the Earth System|||6. Sources of energy and materials differ in amounts, distribution, usefulness, and the time required for their formation.||CA Science||Grade 6||06. Resources
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