Exploring Energy

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When asked to list everyday objects that require energy, most people list technology that use batteries or electricity. Through hands-on exploration, young scientists discover energy is much more than just circuitry. They play with simple toys that use chemical, thermal, mechanical, and other types of energy.


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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss how shivering and sweating relate to thermal energy
Classroom Considerations
  • Follow all safety procedures, making certain to protect eyes from injury and skin from chemical spills
  • Materials may vary based on what your school has available; if there are enough, each group can work with different materials
  • Connects energy to thermochemistry
  • Materials list adapts to what is available in your classroom
  • None
Common Core