This website contains over 3,000 free science and math activities hand-picked from community educational organizations. We take you directly to the energy page, divided into the essential principles of energy set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Each comes with a description and links to activities on that principle.
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Educator Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet. Quiz questions, extra resources, and discussion forums follow the video for an in-depth look at these concepts.
Paul Andersen explains how energy is conserved within a system. In both macroscopic and microscopic collisions the amount of energy before the collision is equal to the amount after. He then defines heat as energy transfer between objects with different temperatures. He explains how heat is transferred via conduction, convection and radiation. A teaching progression K-12 is also included.
In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter and energy flow and cycle through systems. He starts by explaining how energy and matter input and output will always be conserved. He addresses the many misconceptions surround energy and matter including the belief that food contains energy. He explains how nuclear reactions conserve both batter and energy. The video ends with a teaching progression for grades K-12.