About This Chapter
Energy for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
The characteristics and types of energy are covered in this chapter. Text and video lessons in the chapter will help students master topics such as conduction, electromagnetic induction and thermal energy. You can make sure your students are learning and retaining this information by taking a look at their quiz scores that are given after every lesson. If your students are struggling, they can go back into the lesson to review the lessons.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with energy topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about energy.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding energy, sound, waves and acceleration
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about energy
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning physics (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 physics teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra physics 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.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands energy by completing the Energy for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Conduction Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever heard of conduction? In this lesson, we will define the term and look at examples of conduction in everyday life. You'll also learn about how heat moves through objects by way of conduction.
2. Electromagnetic Induction Lesson for Kids
What is electromagnetic induction? It must have something to do with magnets, right? This lesson will explore the connection between magnets and electricity and discuss the scientist who came up with the idea.
3. Forms of Energy: Lesson for Kids
Energy is all around us, and we use it every day. In this lesson, we'll review some of the different forms in which energy can be found and look at different ways that it can be used.
4. What is Energy? - Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn more about what energy is and how you use energy in your everyday life. Discover the different types of energy that are all around us!
5. Thermal Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Thermal energy is energy in the form of heat. In this lesson, you'll learn what causes thermal energy and the three ways thermal energy is transferred between objects.
6. Chemical Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and gives many examples of chemical energy. Chemical energy is just one of many forms of energy and involves chemicals. Examples range from food to fuel.
7. Engineering Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Whether you realize it or not, engineering affects your everyday life! Your home was engineered and so was the computer you are sitting at. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different branches of engineering responsible for these products.
8. Geysers Lesson for Kids
Watching a geyser spray a jet of water and steam into the air is a cool sight to see, but why do geysers happen? In this lesson, you'll learn what a geyser is and how it erupts.
9. Kinetic Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
To make a basket during a game of basketball or score a point in volleyball, you need more than just skill, you need kinetic energy. Learn what kinetic energy is and how it's measured, and explore some everyday examples of kinetic energy at work in this lesson.
10. Potential Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about types of potential energy, including elastic, chemical, and gravitational. You'll also learn the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy.
11. Tidal Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Every day, ocean waters rise and fall. In this lesson, you'll learn how this moving tidal water can be captured to produce tidal energy. You'll also discover the pros and cons of tidal energy.
12. Acceleration Lesson for Kids: Definition, Formula & Examples
You might not realize it, but you experience acceleration all the time. When you ride your bike, skateboard, or ride in a car you are accelerating. In this lesson, you'll find out how to calculate your own rate of acceleration.
13. How Does Sound Travel? - Lesson for Kids
Learn the secret to how sound can travel. Examine details of sound and how different objects create different sounds. Discover how sound can travel through water, air, or solids.
14. Sound Waves Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Sound waves help you to hear and protect yourself from danger, and they assist some animals with moving around. Continue reading to learn more about how sound waves work and how important they are.
15. Shadows Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes
You probably see shadows every day, but may not have thought much about them. Come learn about shadows, why they happen, why they are sometimes long and sometimes short, and some other cool facts about these dark shapes.
16. Longitudinal Wave Lesson for Kids
Longitudinal waves can be found all around you. You can even make these waves yourself! In this lesson, you'll learn how longitudinal waves are produced and where to find them.
17. Wavelength Definition: Lesson for Kids
Waves are all around us. You've probably seen waves in an ocean or lake, but sound and light also travel as waves. In this lesson, we'll take a look at waves and how they are measured. We will focus on one measurement in particular: wavelength.
18. Horse Power Lesson for Kids
If you have ever seen a commercial for a new, powerful car, you have probably heard the word horsepower before. But what exactly does it mean? In this lesson you will learn what horsepower is and where the term came from.
19. How Does Biomass Energy Work? - Lesson for Kids
Did you know that your car can run on corn and that your lamp can run on banana peels? Corn and food scraps are both examples of biomass. In this lesson, you'll learn how biomass can be converted to the energy that powers our lives.
20. Energy Pyramid: Lesson for Kids
When you eat a midday snack, the energy it provides comes from somewhere. This lesson looks at where that energy comes from and how it moves through a community of organisms before it gets to you.
21. Radiant Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Examples
Radiant energy is an important part of natural processes here on Earth as well as in modern technology. The sun is a major example of radiant energy, and the function of your remote control is an example of technology use. Learn about this form of energy in this lesson.
22. Law of Conservation of Matter Lesson for Kids
In this lesson you will learn about a significant scientific rule: the Law of Conservation of Matter. It is an important law that not only applies to your everyday life, but also to major science experiments.
23. Gravitational Potential Energy: Lesson for Kids
What do a slide, a roller coaster and a skydiver all have in common? They all have gravitational potential energy. Learn what it means, how things fall have energy and how it applies to you in this lesson.
24. How Car Engines Work: Lesson for Kids
A car is very helpful because it provides transportation. A car's engine helps the car do its job. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a car engine is and how it works.
25. Sound Vibrations: Lesson for Kids
You hear many different sounds each day, but you might not know much about how sound travels. In this lesson, you will learn about sound vibrations, how sound travels, and why sounds are different.
26. Average Speed & Velocity: Lesson for Kids
What is average speed? How is it calculated? What is this thing called velocity? These are great questions that we will explore. In this lesson you will learn the difference between average speed and velocity and how they are calculated.
27. Gamma Rays Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
What do light, nuclear bombs, outer space, and superheros have in common? They all have some kind of relationship with gamma rays. To learn more about gamma rays, read on!
28. Ultraviolet Rays Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Ultraviolet rays are waves of light that come from the sun. In this lesson, learn about different types of ultraviolet rays, the characteristics and effects of ultraviolet rays, and ways people can protect themselves from their dangers.
29. Infrared Waves Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Infrared waves are part of the elecromagnetic spectrum. We can't see them, but we can feel some of them as heat. Lots of everyday technology uses infrared light.
30. Radio Waves Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Have you ever wondered how the voices and the music on your radio get there? When you were little you might have thought there was someone inside. Learn the real truth about the radio waves that make the radio and many other inventions possible.
31. Mechanical Waves Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
You might not realize it, but you are surrounded by waves every day! There are several different kinds of waves. In this lesson, you'll learn about mechanical waves and find out what they do.
32. Electric Field Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Scientists use electric fields to measure how electric charges push and pull each other. The strength of an electric field (measured in coulombs) is shown by electric field lines. Learn all about electric fields in this lesson.
33. How Does an Electric Generator Work? - Lesson for Kids
You turn on and off your lights everyday, but have you ever wondered how electricity is generated? In this lesson, you will learn how electric generators work.
34. What is an Echo? - Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered how echoes are made? Read this lesson to find out what causes echoes, why we hear echoes sometimes and other times we don't, and what echoes have to do with reverberations.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.