APS Power Posse | Classroom Activities

These activities are meant to be supplemental to existing curriculum you may be using. They are interdisciplinary so that students may begin seeing connections as they are actively engaged in inquiry and decision making.

Activities in the primary grades are intended to raise students' awareness about energy sources, safety and conservation. Hands-on exploration and design are used throughout grade levels.

As we move into upper grade levels, students begin to explore issues in more depth and problems are more complex. Fourth grade activities include a school energy audit and developing an understanding of simple electricity concepts. Fifth grade activities explore historical perspectives, concepts about matter, and the periodic table. Activities in grade six focus on exploring multiple perspectives for decision making in energy use. Students will evaluate the quantity, quality, and future of renewable energy sources. Simulations and games are used to provide more authentic contexts for exploration and problem solving.

  <—— Select to view activities for each grade.

Activities for First Grade

Click on any of the activities below to view more information about the particular activity

• ACTIVITY 1 - Draft Detectives
• ACTIVITY 2 - Race to Water
• ACTIVITY 3 - Solar Race
• ACTIVITY 4 - Fossil Fuels
• ACTIVITY 5 - Sources of Energy
• ACTIVITY 6 - What is Energy?
• ACTIVITY 7 - Whirling Windmills
• ACTIVITY 8 - Where Does it get its Energy?
• ACTIVITY 9 - Mouse House Surprise

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        • Click here to download all of the activities listed above, packaged into one PDF file.

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