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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.


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Read a brief entry about energy transformations then click on the arrow icon in the upper right hand corner of the page to read more.
In this activity students demonstrate the conversion of water's potential energy to kinetic energy.
This interactive animation explores many types of energy transfers and/or conversions.
See potential energy convert to kinetic energy in this interactive roller coaster activity.
Demos and activities in this lesson illustrate the basic concepts of energy science - work, force, engery, power, etc.
Explore what happens when energy is converted from one form to another.
In this activity, students evaluate various everyday energy conversion devices and draw diagrams to show the forms and states of energy.
Read Chapter 1 for an overview of information regarding energy. It covers the definition of energy, types of energy, measuring energy, and changing energy.
In this unit, students learn how energy is transferred and converted into other forms. Also the first and second law of Thermodynamics are introduced. There are activities and experiments to go along with the concepts.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the concept of energy conversion, basic ideas about energy and how it can be measured through exploring Internet resources and hands-on activities.
Learn how the energy is transfer from the sun to human body from an interactive multimedia. Discussion question is included. .Note: This site needs to be registered to view the interactive media.
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 an eMINTS Webquest and eThemes Resources on heat, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, sound, and electricity.
Learn about the different types of potential energy. Discover how potential energy transforms into kinetic energy while conserving 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.
Learn about the three methods that heat is transferred. There are several hands-on experiments that investigate heat energy. Find out the difference between heat and temperature. Includes links to eThemes Resources on temperature and energy.

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