# Energy For Kids

16 lessons on energy for kids include worksheets and projects from the MatchCard Science Light and Energy Unit Study

## Transparent, Translucent, Opaque

MatchCard #1: Identify transparent, translucent, and opaque objects.

Energy Projects for Kids: Go on a detective hunt for three types of objects. Analyze how much light passes through different opaque objects.

Read More:Transparent vs Translucent vs Opaque

## Bending, Bouncing, Colorful Light

MatchCard #2: Describe the refraction, reflection and absorption of light.

Energy Projects for Kids: Observe objects that appear to bend in water. Reflect light at angles with mirrors. Look at concave and convex reflections. Observe colored objects in a dark room.

## Magnetic Poles

MatchCard #3: Predict what poles of a magnet will be attacted or repelled by the pole of another magnet.

Energy Projects for Kids: Determine which pole is north on a magnet. Experiment with different types of magnets. Magnetize a pin. Make a magnetic compass and watch it go beserk.

## Sound Waves

MatchCard #4: Compare the frequency and amplitude of sound waves.

Energy Projects for Kids: Change the pitch of sounds. Use a tuning fork to hear sound waves. Watch sugar granules mimic sounds waves.

Read More: Frequency and Amplitude of Sound Waves

## Celsius to Fahrenheit

MatchCard #5: Learn the boiling and freezing point of water in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Calculate the temperature in one from the other.

Energy Projects: Measure boiling point and freezing point.

## Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting

MatchCard #6: Explain how molecules change when a substance freezes, melts, evaporates, and condenses..

Energy Projects: Measure the temperature of water and is changes from one state to another in a cycle.

MatchCard #7: Describe three types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation..

Energy Projects: Use the stove or campfire to investigate three types of heat transfer.

## Electric Circuits

MatchCard #8: Diagram an electrical circuit.

Energy Projects: Build a complete electric circuit.

## Electrical Conductors and Insulators

MatchCard #9: List electrical conductors and insulators.

Energy Projects: Build and electrical circuit and test which materials will conduct and which will insulate the movement of electrons.

## Static Vs Current Electricity

MatchCard #10: Compare static and current electricity.

Energy Projects: Create a static charge.

## Amps, Volts, and Watts

MatchCard #11: Define watts, amperage, and voltage.

Energy Projects for Kids: Use a coffee stirrer and a straw to compare amps. Look at different types of outlets and batteries to compare volts.

## Nuclear Energy: Fusion and Fission

MatchCard #12: Contrast fusion and fission.

Energy Projects for Kids: Build a model of a uranium atom.

Read More:Fission and Fusion: Nuclear Reactions

## Light Spectrum

MatchCard #13: Arrange the colors of the light spectrum according to frequency.

Energy Projects for Kids: Use a prism. Make a rainbow. Arrange the colors.

Read More:Colors of the Light Spectrum

## Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

MatchCard #14: Compare potential and actual kinetic energy.

Energy Projects for Kids: Discover the kinetic and potential energy in rubber bands and toy cars.

MatchCard #15: Arrange the types of electromagnetic radiation according to frequency.

Energy Projects for Kids: Learn about gamma rays, x-rays, microwaves, radio waves and more.

## Review Types of Energy

MatchCard #16: List 7 major types of energy.

Energy Projects for Kids: Review types of energy. Play energy charades, make a crossword puzzle, and hopscotch - all while reviewing the types of energy.

## Law of Conservation of Energy

MatchCard #17: List examples of the conservation of energy.

Energy Projects for Kids: Analyze 9 examples of energy transformation. State the 1st Law of Thermodynamics. Play Energy Dot to Dot. Analyze the possibility of inventing a perpetual motion machine.

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