Use the word energy to explain everyday activities (e.g., food gives people energy to play games).
Energy: Transfer, Transformation, and Conservation
Students learn to identify several different forms of energy. Children in this age range have an intuitive understanding of energy concepts. For example, energy is needed to get things done; humans get energy from food. It is possible to build on these ideas by having the students explore different energy phenomena.
Heat, light, motion, electricity, and sound are all forms of energy.