Lesson 1

Examples of energy types

Lesson Overview

Examples of energy types

Throughout this lesson series students will be exploring different types of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed. A variety of resources will be used including videos, demonstrations and student investigations. The Rube Goldberg machine will be used to identify energy transfers and transformations.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore different types of energy.
  • Recognise that all energy can be classified as either potential (stored) or kinetic (moving).

Evidence of Learning

Can the student:

  • Classify different types of energy as either potential or kinetic.

Example Learning Sequence

  • Identify different energy types in machines.
  • Define energy as stored or moving.
  • Classify examples as either potential or kinetic.