This unit provides an introduction to different types of energy, with a focus on light and sound. Fun, hands-on experiments will help your child understand light and sound energy. Online activities and printables are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach science.
|What is Energy||(no rating)|
Energy is the ability to do work.
|Types of Energy||(no rating)|
Find easy-to-understand explanations of several types of energy.
|Discover Light Energy||(no rating)|
This page discusses light and how it works.
|Sound as Energy||(no rating)|
Learn about sound energy--how it travels and how fast it moves.
Learn more about energy and different types of energy.
|Read Some Energy Riddles||(no rating)|
Add laughter to learning with these fun energy riddles.
|Experiment with Sound|
Try this easy experiment as you explore sound.
|Good "Sound" Vibrations Experiment||(no rating)|
This demonstration shows how sound waves move through the air.
|Speed of Sound||(no rating)|
Try this experiment to demonstrate that sound travels more quickly through brick or metal than it does through air.
|Snowy Colors||(no rating)|
Learn how energy is produced when light is absorbed by different colors.
|Refracting Light||(no rating)|
In this experiment, learn how light bends or changes direction.
|Interactive Energy Quiz|
This fun, interactive quiz encourages active participation while your child learns about different types of energy.
|Fun Energy Activity Book|
This printable activity book covers information about energy in a fun, colorful manner. It also discusses conservation in a kid-friendly way.
|Identify Sources of Light||(no rating)|
In this fun on-line quiz, identify sources of light.
|Catch the Waves||(no rating)|
A fun interactive that provides a thorough explanation of sound and light waves.
|Sound Waves in Solids and Gases||(no rating)|
See how sound waves appear in solids and gases.
|Transparent and Opaque||(no rating)|
See the effect different materials have on light in this animation.
|What Is Sound?||(no rating)|
This short video explains how sound works.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: