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written by the California Energy Commission
This website, appropriate for grades 5-8, tells a narrative story of what energy is and how it works in our world. It is divided into 20 chapters ranging from scientific concepts of energy, atomic models that aid in understanding of electron flow, sources of energy, and how energy is stored and converted. The site includes multiple drawings and animated illustrations that help students relate energy to their everyday world. It also provides links to many other resources for both teachers and learners.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: What is Energy?
This is a readable and well-organized tutorial for secondary physical science students to gain understanding of what energy is and how energy is converted from one form to another. Topics range from batteries and generators to full chapters on seven sources of renewable energy.Link to Unit:
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