Introduction to Energy

Recommended Read-Alouds

Some of the lessons include optional read-aloud storybooks that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books are suggested as additional information to complement the unit if you choose. Note: Not all lessons have suggested read-alouds.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience. Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

* = top picks

Lesson 1 – What Is Energy?


*Energy Makes Things Happen by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

Lesson 2 – Atoms, Molecules, and Forms of Energy

Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel by Darlene Stille

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-4

Energy by Kay Manolis

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


Lesson 4 – The Transfer of Energy


*The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Young Reader Edition

Biography

Interest level K-6


Lesson 5 – Potential and Kinetic Energy

*Forms of Energy by Herbert West

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

Energy by Matt Mullins

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-5


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