As the spring and summer arrive, the temperature is going to start rising. How does heat affect temperature? Well, the faster the molecules use, the hotter the temperature will get! But how do we measure it? A thermometer. Using a thermometer and the pocket heat journals, your students will be able to take down the data and graph it by the end of the unit (or however many days/weeks decided).
Thermal energy? Heat energy? What is the difference? There is none! Hot air balloons are the perfect example of thermal energy. And guess what? It is kinetic! All the little moving particles acting all crazy around the hot air balloon are all because of the heat provided by the fire. Your students will be able to familiarize themselves with thermal/heat energy and describe why the hot air balloon rises.
Plants use energy to help them grow and produce food. What kind of energy do they use? How do they use the energy to make food? These are very good questions that have long drawn out answers. However, in this activity, students can utilize the growing flower to reveal the answer to what kind of energy flowers use and how they use it!
Leap frog is one of the best examples of potential and kinetic energy! Kids will enjoy playing the game and make the awesome origami frogs to leap the highest they can leap!
This packet is jammed packed with activities, worksheets, and printables about energy! All kinds of energy: thermal, wind, motion, kinetic, potential, nuclear, non-renewable, renewable. etc! Also, you have the opportunity to introduce friction! Have fun with Hermie the thermometer to create fun, hands-on activities that all your students will enjoy and learn from!
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