What is Energy?

This module introduces the learners to the concept of Energy and the various forms of energy that come from the sun, the food we eat and the lifestyles we live. 
Through engaging activities, learners will gain a solid understanding of where we get energy from and how to best balance it in the lifestyle choices we make. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plan
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x parent letter
Learner resources1 x worksheet
1 x label page
1 x flash cards
Projects – experiments3 x activities

Module key questions

  • How do our bodies use energy?
  • How does food affect our bodies?
  • What does the sun have to do with energy?
  • What are some examples of how the sun is useful to us on Earth?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade R | 4-5 years
CAPS subjectLife Skills
Subject strandBeginning Knowledge & Personal and Social Well-being
Sub-topicsTypes of Energy
Food energy & Healthy eating

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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