Saturday, March 5, 2011

Week 1 Energy in all its forms

This week's science is all about ENERGY and all the forms that energy can take. One key concept (one that is sure to show up on a test) is that Energy can't be created or destroyed, it can just change form.

The forms of energy that we are studying this week are:

Nuclear (think nuclear power plants and nuclear bombs)
Electrical (wires and lightning)
Kinetic (energy of motion, like when you get hit in the nose by a Frisbee)
Chemical (gasoline in a car to an energy drink)
Thermal (heat)

Some homework suggestions...
Here is an interesting article about energy drinks
Here is another about burning energy while you sleep

Here is possible demo called the electric wand remember to ask a testable question like, "Does a longer wand work better?"

Good luck and remember, any questions... please email me at

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