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Energy Card Game

The National Solar Observatory

In this card game, participants trace back the source of energy for a variety of items to find that they ultimately derive from the Sun. This is a simple activity that lets students move around and discover an aspect of their everyday lives that may not have been apparent to them already.

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  • It would be good to allow students the time to read the science background sheet before starting the game and answer questions related to the reading as a warm-up. Depending on grade level, the science background could be read independently or as a class. Read discussion questions beforehand, and brainstorm a few answers/examples of your own so that you can provide them if students are having a hard time. The only assessment provided is the discussion questions. Teachers may want to consider other evaluation strategies. The activity has a thorough scientific background section and gives additional information in the activity discussion points which may help an instructor situate the activity in their lesson plan.