Energy flows

This activity introduces students to different forms of energy, energy transformations, energy storage, and the flow of energy through systems. Students learn that most energy can be traced back to nuclear fusion on the sun.

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NEED Project - Putting Energy into Education

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The card activity can be done kinesthetically or also in small groups at a desk or table. The order of the cards should reflect real-world connections.

Coal-fired power plants are not the only source of electricity generation in the U.S. (only 33% in 2015 and shrinking); find out what the primary source of electricity generation is your state or county and modify the activity.