Introducing the Types of Energy

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Young scientists explore many different types of energy including light, heat, nuclear, sound, potential, and more. They match the types of energy and identify when energy transfers from one type to another.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Share Road Runner cartoons to show potential and kinetic energy examples
  • Discuss the dangers and benefits of various energy sources
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of potential energy, kinetic energy, and conservation of energy
Pros

  • Uses basic materials that makes it easy to implement
  • Follows a 5E format
Cons

  • None
NGSS