Wonders of Energy
Watch your young scientists’ minds come alive as they learn about energy and its magnificent power. Through interactive lessons, engaging experiments, and captivating videos, students explore electricity, magnetism, heat, light, and sound as they gain a greater appreciation for the natural laws God organized upon this earth.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning.
Lesson 1 – Energy Is Everywhere
Lesson 2 – The History of Energy
Lesson 3 – Types of Energy
Lesson 4 – Potential Energy Forms
Lesson 5 – Kinetic Energy Forms
Lesson 6 – Thermal Energy
Lesson 7 – Light Energy
Lesson 8 – Sound Energy
Lesson 9 – Electricity: Part 1
Lesson 10 – Electricity: Part 2
Lesson 11 – Magnetism
Lesson 12 – Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
Lesson 13 – Conserving Energy
Lesson 14 – Energy and Design
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color 83-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Wonders of Energy science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 24-page Wonders of Energy Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8Details:
Each student in grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 52-page Wonders of Energy Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Wonders of Energy Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, illustrated biographies are included in the optional Wonders of Energy Read-Aloud Book Pack. These beautiful stories detailing the inventions, challenges, and triumphs of two famous scientists enhance your study of energy and are designed for all ages. Purchase above.
- The Spark by Shannen Yauger
- The Amazing Mind of Granville Woods by Maggie Felsch
The Energy Questions & Answers Book Wonders of Energy Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
This book is suggested to accompany the Energy unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. This full-color book asks and answers questions about electricity, magnetism, light, heat, wind, and sound that will help children better understand the world around them. Purchase above.