Students in Grade 2 and Grade 3 love the idea of being scientists and moving quietly around the school to observe what’s happening. Develop a class chart that lists the attributes of scientists doing research:
Observe everything around you
Talk to other scientists about what you discover
Draw pictures to show your observations
There are blank spaces on the “Energy at school” worksheet. Add important items that are specific to your school before making copies for students or remind students to write down things they see that aren’t on the list.
You may want to assign student groups to specific rooms and areas of the school, and help them record those places on their worksheets before setting out to investigate.
Students should look for ways energy is being used at school and then use their observations to come up with ideas for how to conserve energy.