Energy is all around us and it is in everything. It is how things change and move and it can take on different forms. It isn’t just having the ability to grow, or run, jump and move, but it can also create some amazing things we use everyday. There are many different types of energy to learn about. Check out these free resources to teach kids about energy in your homeschool.
What is energy?
Energy is the capacity or power and ability to do work, such as the ability to move an object by force. There are many different types of energy. Energy that moves and energy that is stored.
Kinetic energy is moving energy. It is a form of energy an object has by its motion. You can learn more about Kinetic energy with videos and examples at Brittanica Science.
Potential energy is stored energy. It depends on the position of various parts in a system. You can learn more about Potential energy with videos and examples at Brittanica Science.
Free Resources to Teach Kids About Energy:
Teaching Energy Lesson Plans and Unit Studies:
Kids and Energy is a website that has energy facts, lessons, articles, printables and games to help teach your kids about energy.
Printables and Worksheets:
Twinkl has some great worksheets and printables to help your kids learn about energy:
Check out these fun, hands-on science experiments and activities to learn more about energy:
If your kids enjoy learning about the different types of energy in science, they may want to dig deeper and learn about even more types. There are even more types of energy you can learn about such as, solar, “green” and renewable energy.
Renewable energy printables:
If your kids enjoy hands-on science experiments and projects they may enjoy these resources as well:
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