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Author: Jason Fritz
Description: Trace the changes of energy forms, including thermal, electrical, chemical, mechanical or others as energy is used in devices.

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Forms of Energy Tutorial

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Source: Jason Fritz

Energy Transformations Tutorial

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Source: Jason Fritz

Energy Pathway

Harvesting energy from places such as wind turbines, radioactive elements, and fossil fuels require knowledge of concepts such as Transfer of Energy, Energy Forms and Electric Circuits. To establish a sustainable environment, comprehensive knowledge of Conservation of Energy is mandatory. Energy impacts everything and to understand it, is to create an environment in which to thrive. Skills and techniques mastered in Mechanical Energy and Fission and Fusion, will establish a foundational proficiency that is directly applied to understanding the creation and manipulation of Energy. Proceed completing the concepts in the "Energy Pathway."

1 Transfer of Energy
2 Conservation of Energy
3 Mechanical Energy
4 Electric Circuits
5 Energy Forms

6 Energy Advances
7 Fission and Fusion


Energy and Energy Resources (Chapter 5)

Lesson 1 Forms of Energy
Lesson 2 Energy Transformations
Lesson 3 Energy Resources

Source: McGraw/Hill Kinetic vs Potential Energy

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Spool Car Racer Lab


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Energy Transformations

A detailed description of how energy can be transformed from one form to the next.

Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor

Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage at short notice to tell (the short version of) his story.

Source: Ted Talks

What if Superman Punched You?

Source: Vsauce

Energy Transformation Comic Strip

1. 9 different examples of energy transformation are used in the comic strip .

2. Every example is original and transformations from one energy type to another are only used once.

3. Each box is neatly designed with color.

4. Each picture accurately depicts the energy transformation and is titled.



Source: © 2001 - 2012 Chevron Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Energy Transformations and Examples

Source: Quizlet

Energy Workshops

Click on image and go through each workshop for an informational video clip about energy.

Source: © Annenberg Foundation 2014. All rights reserved.

How Modern Light Bulbs Work

Source: MinutePhysics

Amazing Energy Facts To Blow Your Mind

Here are some amazing facts about energy to shock your brain!

Source: AsapScience

Safari Montage Video

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Bill Nye: Energy

In this live-action, fast-paced program, Bill Nye the Science Guy revs things up as he explores water, muscles, heat, light, sound and other types of energy that make things go, run or happen. Along the way, students will see how to conduct home experiments that will transform potential energy into kinetic energy and use falling water to make energy. Features comedy, music videos, interviews with real scientists and hands-on experiments to make the concepts presented understandable and fun.

23 min 3 sec.

Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Renewable Energy

Bill Nye the Science Guy explores the science of renewable energy and demonstrates how we can use science and technology to engineer a brighter tomorrow. Using his trademark blend of hands-on demos and humor, Nye explains Law of Conservation of Energy. Then, he's off to the Renewable Energy Lab at UL to compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels, solar energy, wind power and hydroelectricity.

21 min 4 sec.

Safety Smart Science With Bill Nye the Science Guy: Electricity

Bill Nye explains the safe uses of electricity, as well as the dangers, in this scientific program. Students learn about the basics of electricity and how it moves through something such as a power cord. Nye also travels to the Underwriters Laboratories facility to find out how electrical products are tested for safety. 

25 min 18 sec


In Engines, inhabitants of Mammoth Island look for an alternative to mammoths to speed up pizza delivery. They decide to experiment with different engines and discover how each works -- from simple rockets to turbofan jet engines to gasoline engines. Comparing the advantages and drawbacks of these internal combustion engines, the islanders determine which one will serve their business best and ensure their pizzas are delivered on time. Part of the multivolume series The Way Things Work, based on the best-selling book by David Macaulay.

13 min 34 sec

Mechanical Energy

n Mechanical Energy, students learn how energy can be transferred from one object to another to make something move -- like wind blowing on a sail. Discover that mechanical energy can exist in two states: moving, or kinetic energy; and stored, or potential energy. A roller coaster is just one vivid example of how mechanical energy is constantly changing form -- from potential to kinetic -- and back again. Kids also discover that sound is mechanical energy, a concept that is explained visually through a fun demonstration. Simple machines are introduced as ways to use mechanical energy to make work easier. An engaging experiment allows kids to put their own mechanical energy to work. Part of the multivolume Energy in Action Video Series.

22 min 27 sec

The Transfer of Energy

In The Transfer of Energy, aspiring scientist Sylvie uncovers some compelling examples of how energy is never lost -- it just changes form as it moves through the universe. Discover that without energy transfers, there could be no life on Earth! Colorful, fast-paced visuals help students learn that heat energy from the sun is transferred to the Earth's surface and among objects in three different ways: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out that the sun's energy is also continually being transferred into different forms that we depend on to live and grow. A fun experiment with golf balls and ping-pong balls allows kids to see an energy transfer in action. James Watt's steam engine is an excellent historical example of how heat energy can be harnessed to do work as it changes form. Part of the multivolume Energy in Action Video Series.

24 min 3 sec

The Science of Disney Imagineering: The Science of Disney Imagineering: Energy

Join Walt Disney Imagineer Asa Kalama on a ride into the world of imagination, inspiration and science -- the science of energy. Explore the Disney theme parks and learn how Disney Imagineers put energy to work as they design and build amazing attractions like the Mad Tea Party, Summit Plummet, Test Track, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Expedition Everest.

24 min 15 sec.

Real World Science: Electricity

Featuring peer hosts, colorful graphics, animated sequences and detailed diagrams, this educational, live-action program uses real-world examples to teach children all about electricity, static and current electricity, atoms and electromagnetism.

17 min 31 sec


Source: Safari Montage