As students read independently and research energy, encourage them to keep adding to their inquiry notebook. Create charts for varied subtopics about energy such as nonrenewable energy, electricity, energy change over time, etc. The subtopics you choose will depend on the texts you’ve read and the conversations you’re having. As students find compelling information about these subtopics, have them write the fact on a sticky note, cite the source, and add it to the chart. This will support students’ efforts in writing workshop.
- What Is Scarcity of Resources? Crabtree Publishing
- NASA Climate Kids: The Story of Fossil Fuels Parts 1-4 https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/energy/
- What Is Nonrenewable Energy? https://study.com/academy/lesson/non-renewable-energy-facts-lesson-for-kids.html
- Fossil Fuels 101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaXBVYr9Ij0
- Fossil Fuels For Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaXBVYr9Ij0
- Britannica Kids: Fossil fuels https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/fossil-fuel/399465
Visit the Hands-on Investigation Module of the TMA BlueTech Grade Four curriculum for curriculum connections.