Posts Tagged ‘types of energy’

Energy homework

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Since I wouldn’t want you to be bored over the long 4 day weekend, here’s some homework to keep you busy…

I’d like you to watch some brainpop videos.  In particular: Forms of energyPotential energyKinetic energy

These videos are short, simple and a good review of what you already know on types of energy.  If you’re feeling really keen you can have a go at the quiz and activities at the end of each one too.

What is energy?

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Energies by DanielaNob on flickr

Energies by DanielaNob on flickr

This isn’t a very easy question to answer, actually, but we’ll give it a go over the next few lessons.

There is an important distinction between TYPES of energy and SOURCES of energy.  Heat is a type of energy.  The Sun is a source of energy. Electricity is a type of energy.  Oil is a source of energy.  Make sure you are clear on the difference.

We will look at conservation of energy – the idea that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but simply transferred from one form to another.  We will do a number of experiments that illustrate this.

Log on to brainpop.com then science, energy, and you will find a ton of animations to get you going.

Here is a nice powerpoint from Mr Hobbins as well: Introduction to Energy