Go to Energy: key concepts by Elesapiens now! Curricular Focus of this Resource: Energy An interactive notebook by Elesapiens Science & Fun that presents the key concepts of energy and the environment in an interesting and fun way, always in accordance with the standard curriculum. NGSS alignment: 4-PS3-1 - Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. 4-PS3-2 - Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 4-PS3-4 - Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. 4-ESS3-1 - Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. 5-PS3-1 - Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. MS-PS1-3 - Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.5-ESS3-1 - Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment. MS-ESS2-4 - Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity. MS-ESS3-3 - Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. MS-ESS3-4 - Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.