Energy Incursion (Levels 5 & 6)

Theme: Design & Technology – Engineering
Level: 5 & 6

Students will investigate energy from a variety of sources. They will gain an understanding of energy transformation and transference.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of types and sources of energy.
  • Design and test ways to demonstrate a change from potential to kinetic energy.
  • Use circuits to investigate the transformation of electrical energy to light, heat, and movement.
  • Design and make a simple model turbine using the design process.
  • Explore materials used to make a waterwheel.
  • Investigate the transformation of chemical potential energy to kinetic energy.

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