Year 8

Forms of Energy


Forms of Energy

Energy comes in many different types. Can you tell them apart?

In this unit students explore various forms of energy as potential or kinetic energy. Students will classify energy according to its type and identify different energy transfers and transformations. Students will use their knowledge of solar energy to design and build a solar energy car.

Key Activities

  • Classify examples of energy types

  • Identify energy transfers and transformations

  • Investigate energy transformations in solar cells

  • Design, construct and test a solar car

Key Concepts

  • Energy has different forms and can transfer and transform

  • Solar energy is a significant renewable energy source

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