1. Report on the industrialized areas of the country, and feature the part energy plays in industrialization.
2. Develop a timeline illustrating inventions and technology that have influenced our culture.
3. Research and report on the origins of the term, “Real McCoy”.
4. After viewing the water wheel in Kid Science, students can analyze situation if one part of the process were missing e.g., what would happen if the water dried up? How would the community survive?
5. Research and report on the influence of the Asian community during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
1. Learn work songs, e.g. “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”.
2. Research and report on how electricity played a part in the development of the phonograph and radio.
3. Have a clothesline exhibit of any maps or illustrations that the children have drawn in relationship to their work.
INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS
1. Go to the local library and have the librarian demonstrate the use of the microfilm machine (mechanical energy). Research old articles on energy/conservation efforts then compare and contrast or compose persuasive writing.
2. Research biographies of famous inventors, scientists, or any other personality associated with the subject.
3. Build spelling/vocabulary games based on words generated from this course of study.