Energy Changes Forms

Reading Concept Map
Average Rating:
Rate This Activity:
Intended Grade Level(s):
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):

Students will understand that energy changes form. Students will be able to name different forms of energy and give examples of some of the transformations of energy that commonly occur. Students will find details and examples in informational text.

Lesson Number:
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Relevant NGSS PE:
Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Relevant Common Core Standard(s):
Files Associated with this Activity:

Students read informational text about the forms of energy and energy transformation. They use a graphic organizer in the form of a concept map to take notes on details and examples. Optional – using solar beads, solicit ideas about what energy transformation might be occurring that cause the beads to change color.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
UV Color Changing Beads
Other Material(s) Used:
Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading book It’s All Energy • Graphic organizer found here: