Picture sort/debate activity that will get kids thinking about the way that energy can be transformed. 4 additional pictures than there are squares gets kids actively involved in a debate around which picture belongs where rather than a simple process of elimination. Can be used as an individual or group table task, although the debates this can spark are pretty impressive!
Boy jumping rope: chemical energy from digestion transforming to mechanical energy used to jump rope OR mechanical energy from jumping rope transforming to heat energy?
Match being lit: chemical energy that is transformed to heat and light energy, OR mechanical energy from striking the match that transforms to heat and light energy?