What do computers, glow sticks and bells have in common? They all change energy from one form to another.
Guess the energy transformations that occur with everyday objects and have students bring a device from home for an energy transformations show and tell.
Questioning and predicting
Processing and analyzing data and information
Applying and innovating
Energy is the ability or capacity to do work. Energy makes change possible. It is the power or ability to make things happen.
Energy is all around us. The 10 forms of energy are listed below:
The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed. When something happens, energy is transformed from one form to another. The energy input is the energy that goes into an object or system and the energy output is the energy that comes out. For example, electrical energy is the energy input to a lamp and light energy is the output. Depending on the light bulb used, thermal/heat energy may also be an energy output.
Learn how the power of falling water in B.C. is transformed into electricity.
Map out the energy transformations of a crazy chain-reaction machine.
Combine science, creativity, and fun to design a machine that uses different forms of energy.
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