Hunting for Energy

by: Jennifer Kolb

“I have no energy! Energy is everywhere! Solar energy comes from the Sun. Energy drinks give you energy!” These are the typical responses from sixth-grade students when asked about what they know about energy. Students are often aware that energy exists in different forms, but they are not always clear on how energy transfers occur. To better teach this concept, the author developed this lesson in which everyday objects are used to demonstrate energy transfer.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_04_42Volume 047Issue 04

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