Physics: Forms of Energy
Learn about different forms of energy, renewable and nonrenewable energy. Includes definitions, videos, online games, and quizzes. Also read tips on how to conserve energy. Includes links to eThemes Resources on heat, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, sound, electricity, and energy transformations and conversions.
BrainPOP!: Types of Energy
Watch the "Forms of Energy" movie in the Science section and learn about different types of energy then take a quiz. Click on Bob, ex-lab rat, to conduct an experiment with energy. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Roofus' Solar and Efficient Neighborhood
This is a fun way to learn about solar energy. Take a look into Roofus' home and learn about solar energy. Includes project ideas.
There are definitions, experiments, and interactive features about energy.
WebQuest: Power! Power! We Need More Power!
In "Power! Power! We Need More Power!" students are on a quest to prevent an energy shortage that caused them to lose power while they were playing a video game. Students work in cooperative groups of four to study basic concepts about energy. They complete a scavenger hunt and an energy quiz. This is an eMINTS Webquest.
Energy Information Administration Kids Page
Learn about renewable and nonrenewable energy. Read biographies of scientists who made important discoveries relating to energy. Click on "Classroom Connections" for activity ideas.
Click on the globe for an energy timeline. Click on the Gameboy for links to energy games.
This is a fun, interactive site about energy. The online activities are organized by grade level.
BBC: Physics: Energy
Read more about energy and related topics and try the quizzes. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
eThemes Resource: Energy: Electricity: Circuits, Conductors and Batteries
This resource has lots of animation to demonstrate how electricity, circuits, batteries work as well as the difference between conductors and insulators. Many sites require Shockwave, Flash. Also there are some suggested activities, hands-on experiments and online quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Physics: Sound
These sites explain sound waves and how the ear hears sounds. Includes information on sonic booms and decibels. Listen to a variety of sounds, play a virtual piano, watch movies about sound, or try several hands-on experiments. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on radio waves.
eThemes Resource: Physics: Light
These sites are about visible light and the color spectrum. Learn the basic concepts of color theory including the color wheel, additive and subtractive colors, reflection, and refraction. Try the online color blindness test. There is also information about the speed of light and how the eye works. Many sites include interactive activities that are fun for the SMARTboard.
eThemes Resource: Physics: Potential and Kinetic Energy
Learn about two types of potential energy. Discover how potential energy transforms into kinetic energy while conserves the total amount of energy. Find out how to measure and calculate these types of energy. Includes animations, potential energy online calculator, lesson plan, in class activities, quizzes, and experiments. There are links to eThemes resources on roller coaster designs and forms of energy.
eThemes Resource: Electromagnetic Spectrum: Radio Waves
This eThemes Resource explains how radio waves are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Includes information about AM and FM frequencies and how to measure waves. Also includes a biography on Marconi, inventor of the radio. Includes several animated movies, hands-on activities and interactive quizzes
eThemes Resource: Energy: Heat
This eThemes Resource covers the topic of heat and solar radiation. Has information on the transfer of heat, including conduction and convection. Some sites have movies and illustrations. Also includes instructions for science experiments relating to heat.
eThemes Resource: Physics: Energy Transformations and Conversions
These sites are about heat transformations and conversions. Students will learn about various forms of energy, how energy changes from one form into another, and how heat can be transferred. Includes interactive media, lesson plans, experiments, and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on forms of energy, potential and kinetic energy, and heat.