Ch 4: 4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes

About This Chapter

This chapter is useful to help your 4th grader understand more about different kinds of energy, temperature, energy transfer and other related science subjects. Use these lessons and quizzes to supplement what your student is learning in class or to prepare for a class project.

4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes - Chapter Summary

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter are designed to help your 4th grader refresh his or her understanding of the science subjects involving energy, including sound and light energy, temperature, energy transfer and conversion. Our study materials are designed by professional instructors specifically for young students. You can use the lesson quizzes and chapter test to see how well your student understands what he or she is learning in class or to identify where further study is needed.

Chapter Topics

  • Define energy and kinetic energy
  • Give examples of sound energy and light energy
  • Explain what heat energy is
  • Measure conductivity, temperature and solubility
  • Describe energy transfer
  • Understand collision and energy change
  • Explain the different types of energy conversion

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with science topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about energy types and changes.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding energy subjects
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about energy types and changes
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about energy
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover energy topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about energy types and changes.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the science of energy by completing the 4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: 4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes
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What is Energy? - Lesson for Kids

1. What is Energy? - Lesson for Kids

Learn about energy and discover the different types of energy. Explore potential energy, kinetic energy, and how energy is simply the ability to do work. Discover how electrical and solar energy work and how the body uses food to create energy.

Sound Energy: Lesson for Kids

2. Sound Energy: Lesson for Kids

Sound is a form of energy that moves through the air. Discover how sound travels as a wave, understand how changes to the wave create sound's loudness and pitch, and explore how different surfaces and materials affect sound, creating echoes and distortion.

Light Energy Examples: Lesson for Kids

3. Light Energy Examples: Lesson for Kids

Light energy is present in everyday life, giving people the ability to cook, listen to the radio, and see inside the human body to treat medical conditions. Discover the different types of light energy such as infrared waves, x-rays, and gamma rays.

Heat Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

4. Heat Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Learn about heat energy, which is also known as thermal energy. Explore how heat energy works and discover the ways it transfers from one material to another, including radiation, conduction, and convection.

Measuring Temperature, Conductivity & Solubility: Lesson for Kids

5. Measuring Temperature, Conductivity & Solubility: Lesson for Kids

Explore methods of measuring three different properties of substances: temperature, conductivity, and solubility. Discover the devices and scales used to measure temperature, how to measure conductivity in calories and BTUs, and how to determine solubility.

Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

6. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

The Law of Energy Conservation states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only be converted or transferred into another form of energy. Discover how energy comes from the sun, how energy is transferred, and how forms of energy can be changed.

Kinetic Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Kinetic Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Learn about kinetic energy, which is energy in motion. Discover how kinetic energy is measured in joules, the relationship between mass and velocity, and examples of using kinetic energy.

Collision & Energy Change: Lesson for Kids

8. Collision & Energy Change: Lesson for Kids

Collision is when two objects bump into one another causing energy change due to the transfer of energy between the objects. Explore the energy transfer during collisions and discover outcomes of collisions such as change in direction and change in speed.

Types of Energy Conversions

9. Types of Energy Conversions

Types of energy conversions include kinetic, gravitational potential, elastic potential, chemical, light, sound, nuclear, mechanical, and heat energy. Explore the definition of energy and learn about the different types and conversions of energy.

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