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published by the National Energy Education Development Project
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This free booklet for Grades 2-5 provides nine games designed to reinforce learning about the ten major energy sources, renewable vs. nonrenewable energy, and ways we use resources to power human activities. Kids will play Energy Bingo, Energy Pictionary, matching and memory games, and solve energy-related math problems to earn Energy Bucks. It's completely turn-key -- just print and mount on cardboard.  This resource accompanies the NEED Project's Primary Science of Energy curriculum materials. See Related Materials for a link to the Teacher's Guide.

The NEED Project is a national initiative to bring innovative curriculum materials in energy education to teachers and learners from the primary grades through college.
Editor's Note: These games would provide a great culminating activity after completion of the Primary Energy investigations in the classroom.
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© 2012 National Energy Education Development Project
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alternative fuels, clean energy, elementary energy games, elementary science games, energy sources, green energy, nonrenewable energy, renewable energy
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4E. Energy Transformations
  • K-2: 4E/P1. The sun warms the land, air, and water.
  • 3-5: 4E/E2c. A warmer object can warm a cooler one by contact or at a distance.

7. Human Society

7D. Social Trade-Offs
  • K-2: 7D/P3. Choices have consequences, some more serious than others.

8. The Designed World

8C. Energy Sources and Use
  • K-2: 8C/P2. People burn fuels such as wood, oil, coal, or natural gas, or use electricity, to cook their food and warm their houses.
  • 3-5: 8C/E1. Moving air and water can be used to run machines.
  • 3-5: 8C/E2. Sunlight is used to run many devices.
  • 3-5: 8C/E4. Some people try to reduce the amount of fuels they use in order to conserve resources, reduce pollution, or save money.

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: Teaching Energy in the Elementary Grades

Reinforce learning about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources with nine carnival-like games. Kids will play Energy Bingo, Pictionary, matching & memory games, and solve math problems to earn Energy Bucks. It's completely turn-key: just print and mount on cardboard. The games were created to supplement the NEED Project's Primary Science of Energy curriculum (see above).

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(National Energy Education Development Project, Manassas, 2012), WWW Document, (http://www.need.org/needpdf/Primary%20Carnival.pdf).
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NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival, (National Energy Education Development Project, Manassas, 2012), <http://www.need.org/needpdf/Primary%20Carnival.pdf>.
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NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival. (2012). Retrieved October 31, 2014, from National Energy Education Development Project: http://www.need.org/needpdf/Primary%20Carnival.pdf
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National Energy Education Development Project. NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival. Manassas: National Energy Education Development Project, 2012. http://www.need.org/needpdf/Primary%20Carnival.pdf (accessed 31 October 2014).
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NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival. Manassas: National Energy Education Development Project, 2012. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.need.org/needpdf/Primary%20Carnival.pdf>.
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NEED Project: Primary Energy Carnival:

Accompanies NEED Project: Primary Science of Energy Infobook

A link to the Teacher's Guide which accompanies this resource: contains lesson plans, worksheets, and data tables for doing a unit on Energy in Grades 2-4.

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