Science of Massachusetts: Energy on Earth (3-5)

Learn how energy from the sun powers life on Earth, both living processes and the technologies we use to power our communities. Each lesson explores one aspect of the energy cycle; including photosynthesis, consumers, decomposers, renewable, and non-renewable energies, and how we can use alternative forms of energy to power our society without contributing to climate change.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


3, 4, 5


  • Use standard outreach pricing when calculating program cost.
    Full unit includes 6 lessons, but can be prorated. An additional Intro to Field Journaling lesson is recommended. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - energy/fuel resources renewables
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

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