The Sun’s Energy Activities for 5th Grade Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the Sun's energy. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Sun's Energy 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Sun's Energy Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Sun's Energy 5E Lesson, students will be able to use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. [Clarification Statement: Examples of models could include diagrams, and flow charts.]
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the sun's energy unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
- How does energy enter and move through an ecosystem?
- How do organisms use the energy they get from their food?
- 5-PS3-1 - Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. [Clarification Statement: Examples of models could include diagrams, and flow charts.]
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