The Energy of Toys

Many children's toys demonstrate energy transfer without electricity. The video highlights the drinking bird, which bobs up and down thanks to a chemical reaction. It also demonstrates other classic toys that show energy transfer without needing a battery.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge pupils to think of other non-electric toys that use energy
  • Have students picture letting go of a helium balloon to explore the different facets of energy
Classroom Considerations

  • Connects to chemical reactions and properties of metals as well as energy; the video would fit into any of these topics
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Offers a full transcript of the video for anyone with a hearing impairment
  • Applies vocabulary words in context

  • None
Common Core