Examples of electrical energy being converted to heat, light or sound
Renewable energy resources vs. Non-renewable energy
Exhibit Walkthrough, highlight the following: Jacob’s Ladder & Hamster wheel, Waterways- the power of water and Tesla Coil
Simple Circuit or battery activity
Hydropower at home (moving water)
Thermal Tower (moving heat and powering a pinwheel)
What happened to the energy generated in the hamster wheel?
Where does the energy in a battery come from, do batteries make energy?
At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:
Recognize that energy can be transferred from place to place
Understand that electrical currents are complete paths of charged particles that move through a conductor.
Understand that energy isn’t made or produced but can be stored, converted and transferred
During this program students will:
Recognize when energy has been transferred
Communicate how energy is transformed to solve a problem
Create a device that transfers energy using light, heat or sound
4PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents
4PS3-4: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one to another
4-ESS3-1: Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.