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Seventh graders explore about energy transformations and trace them in a simple closed system. They build energy "chains" of their own design. Pupils complete a hands-on project where they attach the "links" in a "chain" connecting a battery (chemical energy), wires (electrical energy), and a small motor (mechanical energy), and then add additional "links" of their choices.
7th Science 32 Views 149 Downloads
Energy and Energy Conversion
Third graders investigate different energy conversions through hands-on activities. In this energy instructional activity, 3rd graders move through four stations and conduct experiments illustrating energy conversions. Wave energy, chemical energy, electric energy, and converting potential energy into kinetic energy are included.
3rd Science 11 Views 43 Downloads
Nuts! Calculating Thermal Efficiency
Oh nuts! Do macadamias or almonds produce more thermal energy? Energy enthusiasts find out with this experiment. The objective is to demonstrate to your class how the chemical energy contained in foods can be converted into useable energy, a pertinent exercise when studying thermal energy with your physical science or STEM class.
6th - 9th Science 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How do plant & animal cells make and use energy?
Pupils show the relationship between the need for plants to undergo photosynthesis in order to generate oxygen. They see the flaws associated with this thinking because of the lack of CO2 and H2O and lack of sufficient gravity in order to maintain an atmosphere.
6th - 8th Science 32 Views 190 Downloads
Living Life as a Plant
Students explore plant adaptations to their surroundings. In this plant adaptations lesson, students watch an interactive video of plant adaptations as well as videos about a desert biome and carnivorous plants. Students complete a plant adaptation experiment using corn seeds.
4th - 6th Science 19 Views 41 Downloads
Spin the Saltine!
Learners investigate chemical energy. In this physical science lesson, students blow on saltine crackers to demonstrate how chemical energy in food can be converted to motion. Learners compare the saltine cracker experiment to how windmills work.
2nd - 7th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lemon Batteries Revised
Fifth graders investigate how chemical energy in food and batteries is potential or stored energy. They discuss how batteries function, and create a class list of different forms of energy. Students then create a lemon battery that powers a calculator or clock with digital display, and complete a "Trace It To the Sun" worksheet.
5th Science 9 Views 60 Downloads
Following a detailed procedure, technicians construct a fuel cell and use it to generate electricity. This terrific challenge can be administered to a physics class, a STEM class, or a group that is studying alternative fuel technology.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Get out those lemons, it's time to turn chemical energy into electrical energy! Kids make lemon cells that stack up on one another to change lemons and other conductive materials into a source of energy, strong enough to light up some LEDs.
4th - 10th Science 17 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Heat, Temperature, and Transfer
Physical science scholars discover an array of heat sources. They experiment to connect radiation to heat. They begin to understand thermal equilibrium. Then, they test to see if mass affects the rate of temperature change. Choose a few, or use all of the eight effective activities to provide practice using thermometers and hands-on learning about the nature of thermal energy.
6th - 12th Science 18 Views 101 Downloads
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science 169 Views 445 Downloads
Investigating the Types of Energy in Different Objects
Young scholars investigate forms of energy. In this physical science energy lesson, students work with a partner classifying household items according to the type of energy they have. Young scholars complete a related worksheet.
3rd - 4th Science 8 Views 101 Downloads
Forms of Energy
Using a suggested web site, 5th graders work together to find pictures depicting each of the three types of energy. They need to explain how each of their pictures represents a form of energy. A sorting mat file, Venn Diagram, and website are all included.
5th Science 3 Views 66 Downloads