Energy Sources

This Energy Sources lesson plan also includes:

Take the concept of burning calories to a more literal level in the second of seven lessons about energy in the realm of food and fitness. Using simple materials, groups will burn breakfast cereal and a pecan to see which one gives off more heat, recording all data on the provided worksheet. The instructions may be a little difficult to understand regarding the set up for the investigation, so watching the teacher prep video will be helpful.    Note: for younger grades, do the activity as a demonstration to prevent potential injury or fire.

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Pros

  • Hands-on experiment shows direct relationship between calories and energy
  • Very engaging for kids of all ages (it does involve fire, after all!)
  • Detailed background information for teachers is helpful
Cons

  • Uses flame, so extra safety precautions and supervision will be required 
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