Unit 2: How The World Works (September – November 2017)

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Transdisciplinary Theme: How The World Works

Central Idea: Energy may be transformed and used in various ways

Key concepts: Form, Function and Change

Related concepts: Energy, Transformation

Lines of Inquiry:

1. Different forms of energy

2. How energy can be transformed and used

3. Alternative energy

Summative assessment task(s):

What are the possible ways of assessing students’ understanding of the central idea? What evidence, including student-initiated actions, will we look for?

What (knowledge): To know the sources and forms of energy.

Why (conceptual understanding To understand how the forms of energy are transformed for a certain purpose

How (Situation):

You are a young scientist, you want to make an experiment model to show how energy transformed.  (independence).

Content:                                            

Explain the forms of energy they use.

Explain the transformation of energy they use.

Explain the procedure of the experiment

Process:

   Create an experiment model.

(Communication skills)

Assessment tool: checklist

Assessment strategy: Process-focused assessments

Learning outcomes:

   Explain the forms of energy they use.

   Explain the transformation of energy they use.

 

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