This teaching module for Grades 6-8 introduces energy transfers and transformations and the flow of energy through systems. The core of the lesson is its 14 custom graphics developed by the NEED project to show energy flow in real-life systems, from start to finish. The graphics (much easier to digest than Sankey diagrams) were designed to help students understand that energy can be transferred and converted into other forms, but never destroyed. It includes a unique "Energy Flow Card" game, where students engage in creative dramatics to act out energy transformations by connecting the cards correctly. 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.


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