Title: Careers In Energy
Grade: 6th Grade
Duration: 5 Weeks
Science – SC.6.P.11.2
Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.
English Language Arts – LAFS.68.RST.3.8
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
English Language Arts – LAFS.K12.W.3.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
English Language Arts – LAFS.6.W.3.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
The student will be able to
- Learn different types of jobs associated with energy.
- Provide opportunity to research and learn how and what an individual must do to make a career out of a job.
- Access to a computer
- Copy of Research Outline Form
1. Go to the following website(s) to determine what job you would choose as a career. Whether a line-worker, engineer, plant operator, or utility technician; each of these jobs offer something for everyone.
2. After students have decided what job in energy they would choose as a career; they will use the Research Outline Form as a guide to complete their research prior to transferring in into the proper format.
3. After students will engage in a mock Career Fair sharing their information and why this career path is important.
4. You can have students write the research paper in the form of a PowerPoint or an actual report which they would have to had.
5. Create a rubric to score Research Paper, mock Career Fair Presentation.