Energy takes many forms and has many sources. As a basis for understanding these concepts, students:
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Recognize that energy is needed to carry out almost any kind of change.
Describe basic forms of energy, including mechanical (kinetic and potential), light, sound, heat, chemical, nuclear, and electrical.
Recognize that energy can be transformed from one form to another.
Describe how people use electricity or the chemical energy from burning fuels, such as wood, oil, coal, or natural gas, to obtain heat energy for doing tasks, such as cooking their food and warming their houses.
Investigate and describe how moving air and water (carriers of kinetic energy, the energy of motion) can be used to run machines like windmills and waterwheels.