As my students are old enough, I think that the best way to evaluate the unit is asking them to give me their opinion about the different activities we have done.


This is the Evaluation sheet I have used to evaluate the different lessons:

This is the Evaluation sheet I have used to evaluate the whole Unit:


This is the observation sheet that I have use in order to evaluate how the students have presented their power points in the Interactive Whiteboard.







This is a summary of the opinions of my students and my own opinion:

EVALUATION SUMMARY

LESSON 1 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ENERGY?

BRAIN STORM
Students say that it was a good activity, but many of them think that it should have been made after the Card Matching Activity, because at the beginning, they didn’t know enough vocabulary to make it in English. That is true, because most of the ideas were given in Spanish, and I put them in the blackboard in English.
CARD MATCHING ACTIVITY
All the students liked this activity very much. They found it very useful in order to learn the new vocabulary and very funny at the same time. Also, they say that it was not difficult for them to do it.
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PANEL

All the students think that it was a very good idea to show the mind map of the lesson on a panel at the back of the classroom. Most of the information about the unit was displayed on the panel, with definitions and pictures and that helped a lot when doing the final task.

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LESSON 2 HOW DOES ENERGY SHOW ITSELF?

VIDEO “DAVID AND GOLIATH”
It was funny and it helped to understand the transformation between potential and kinetic energy

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CAT ENERGY TRANFER ANIMATION
It was very interesting but the answers to the questions were difficult. However, it was a very good way to learn about energy transfer.

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The cat animation
BBC ENERGY TRANSFER ANIMATION
It was a funny interactive animation. It was a good way of learning and as you can find it in the blog, you can play it as many times as you want.
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DISCUSSION OF THE ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS USING THE PICTURES
It was fine to see if the students have understood the energy transformation, but they thought that it was much better to learn about energy transfer by using animations.

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LESSON 3 HOW ELECTRIC ENERGY IS GENERATED?

VIDEO “ELECTRICITY FOR THE FUTURE”, QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VIDEO
The video was very complete and interesting. However, some of the parts of the video were difficult to understand, even though they were repeated several times. However, the main ideas could be understood because the images were very appropriate to the messsage. The questions about the video were quite difficult for most of the students, but three of them answered the questions really well.

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TURBINE EXPERIMENT
The students liked the experiment very much. However, the turbine didn’t spin very quickly, because the pressure of the steam wasn’t enough.

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ELECTRIC GENERATOR EXPERIMENT
It was difficult to see the ammeter needle move. The solenoid shown in the video “Electricity for the future" worked much better than the one in the laboratory.

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LESSON 4 WHAT ARE THE MOST ENERGY RESOURCES USED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION?

EXCEL DIAGRAM
It was easy to do, as we have learned how to do Excel Diagrams in previous units.
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DISCUSSION ABOUT THE EUROPEAN RESOURCES TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY
It was surprising to see how we still depend on fossil fuels to generate electricity

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LESSON 5 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF POWER PLANTS?

PREPARING THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION

By designing a presentation, you learn a lot about the energy resource you have to investigate about. It was a good idea to upload the presentations in the blog so that all the students could analyze the work done by the rest of the students. However, most of the students translated the presentations from Spanish, instead of doing directly in English.
PRESENT ALL THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE FOUND USING THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD

It was difficult for them to present the power point properly. Most of them just read what they have written before but three of them did it very well. All the students behaved really well and listened with attention to the student who was in the whiteboard.

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LESSON 6 WHAT CAN I DO TO SAVE ENERGY?



VIDEO “GREENHOUSE EFFECT SOLUTIONS”
It was interesting but not very realistic. The video “Electricity for the future” was much better.
MAKE A DOCUMENT WITH A LIST OF ALL THE THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE
It was a good activity to learn vocabulary and to think over the things we all can do to save energy and reduce emissions of CO2. We should be ecologically aware and take care of the environment.
All the students did a good work.

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LESSON 7 FINAL TASK: WHAT IS THE BEST ENERGY SOURCE FOR YOUR VILLAGE?

WRITE THE REPORT
It was a very useful activity to summarize all the knowledge acquired. Most of the students recognized that they have learned a lot by doing the final task. The students say they felt useful because they were supposed to help the inhabitants of a village to find the best power plant for them.
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USE OF THE BLOG
It was a very good idea to have a blog with all the presentations done, with useful links and with some videos. The blog helped the students very much to accomplish the Final Task.

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