What Is Energy?

Kids sure do seem to have a lot of energy, but what exactly is energy? A video explains many different types of energy, starting with potential and kinetic. It highlights the most common forms of potential energy, including nuclear, before mentioning many forms of kinetic energy. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils take notes and turn them in for a quick daily grade
  • Make a list of the types of energy listed in the video and see what other types of energy students can think of
Classroom Considerations

  • Best fits as an introduction to the concept of energy

  • Includes a transcript for ELLs
  • Short length helps maintain learners' attention

  • None
Common Core