This is a hands on investigation for students to see how energy can transform into other types of energy. In this case it looks at how Mechanical Energy can lead to a change in Heat Energy. I found it had for students to see this in the beginning without having a hands on experience so I created this lesson in hopes that my students can build a deeper understanding of the science content. They were able to build on prior knowledge while learning new concepts. The were able to see how mechanical energy is kinetic and potential energy and how the movement caused a change in heat energy using basic jars with a lid, sand, a thermometer, and a stop watch or a second hand clock.