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Once your physical science stars have a grasp of the different forms of energy, use this resource to get them putting the energy to work. Small groups choose from seven different project options and work together to build an energy transforming project. Links to a website give them the instructions to make an electromagnet, a rheostat, a lemon-powered battery, a rocket boat, a turbine, a solar cooker, or an air-propelled toy. Think of it as an invention convention!
Consider our energy sources: wood, coal, oil, uranium. Learners compare the pollution to energy produced for each. They practice fractional distillation of an alcohol/water mixture to simulate the process of refining crude oil. Thought-provoking questions are assigned as a follow-up to the laboratory exercise. This is an outstanding resource to add to your physical or earth science repertoire.
Upper elementary or middle school scientists determine what types of energy are involved in six different pictures. Then they produce examples of three different energy transformations. This worksheet has colorful graphics and is neatly organized. Assign it when teaching types of energy and energy transfer.