Spring Into Energy

Van Hook, Stephen; Huziak-Clark, Tracy
March 2007
Science & Children;Mar2007, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p21
Academic Journal
The article presents information about a series of activities to teach primary students about energy. Elastic energy of spring is the primary focus of these activities because the students can easily observe the changes in the spring as they apply force to it. The students are taught in the beginning to distinguish the source of energy and the way in which an object uses it. The teacher must discuss the source of energy for various thinks to clarify the concept of energy to the students. Song is used reinforce the idea that students get their energy from food. INSET: Energy Vocabulary.


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