A 36-Week Schedule for Your Year-Long Energy Science Study
Target Age Group: Grades 4th to 7th
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Science Guide for “Jiggle, Jostle & Jolt”
“Jiggle, Jostle & Jolt” is a great science program that demonstrates to middle grade students the various forms of energy. Students will Spend a year exploring energy — heat, electricity, magnetism and light. Easy-to-complete activities are scheduled, but in addition, your student will work through the Physics Solar Workshop. This fantastic resource includes most of the supplies your student needs to investigate how solar energy affects our earth and can be harnessed as a power source.
which we were granted permission by the publisher to print. These materials include student worksheets originals, answers for discussion questions presented in each lesson, quizzes and tests originals, and an answer key. The guide is incredibly easy to follow, and includes information on the supplies needed for each experiment or activity.
Students will also enjoy a lot of journaling on what they’re observing, just as Charlotte Mason advocated. Each week they’ll write about the experiments they’re completing in a notebook they’ll call their “Lab Book.” They will record their experiments here, their outcomes, and their findings. They’ll need to take care in labeling each experiment as to the question they are trying to answer, or the facts they are trying to establish.
Using This Science Study
This study takes students inside topics that are explored very actively with supplies you have around the house, such as aluminum foil, metal paper clips, rubber bands, a plastic comb, and so on. The list of these items is in the back of the guide, along with more specialized items needed that you may need to purchase for some of the electrical experiments. There are very few and they are not exotic. They are easy to find at a hardware store, items like flashlight bulbs, a spool of electrical wire, copper wire, and batteries. They should be low-cost and easy to get, but they are well worth the number of experiments your student will conduct with these supplies.
Our science programs are designed to complement the comprehensive nature of our themed programs. This one can be completed in 2.5 to 5 hours per week. Many parents choose to do science on their “fifth” day that WinterPromise does not schedule themed program assignments.
This guide is non-consumable. The only consumable in the overall program is the Physics Solar Workshop, but this can be shared with two students.
Topics Studied in This Program
- Forms of Energy
- Mechanical Energy
- Chemical Energy
- Nuclear Energy
- Nuclear Weapons
- Solar & Geothermal Energy
- Conducting & Detecting Charge
- Voltage & Power
- Serial & Parallel Circuits
- Magnetic Fields
- Magnetic Materials
- The Earth’s Magnetic Field
- Generators & Motors
- Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Sound Waves
- Characteristics of Sound
- Behavior of Sound
- Musical Instruments
- Using Energy: Final Project