Topic Progress:

Careers In Energy

Overview

Title: Careers In Energy
Grade: 6th Grade
Duration: 5 Weeks

Standards

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.

Objective

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

Materials

  • Access to a computer
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Copy of Research Outline Form

Procedure

  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 in.
  5. Create a rubric to score Research Paper, mock Career Fair Presentation.