Explore A generator converts energy of motion to electrical current Keep the Dynamo Torch unassembled for the Explain segment
Explain Finding similarities between the Dynamo Torch and William’s Windmill Dynamo TorchWilliam’s Windmill CrankBlades GearsBicycle parts WiresCopper wire Toy motor (toy generator)Bicycle dynamo (small generator)
Explain Close reading of Energy Gets Things Done! article Student pages (pp 119-120) Teacher guidance (pp 122-123) Purpose, re-reading, text-dependent questions
Explain We can enter the text at any point and read only the information we need.
Post-Assessment What’s in William’s Windmill? A revision based on experiences and new learning. Words to use: energy of motion, electrical energy, transform, and transfer
Elaborate Advantages and disadvantages of wind energy Renewable vs. nonrenewable sources of energy
Elaborate Energy Fact Sheets can be downloaded for research Educators Curriculum Resources Energy sources in left margin
Evaluate Team energy posters or individual energy pamphlets Scoring rubric available (p 121)
Curricular Connections STEM Science Social Studies Character Education
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