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Citrus Power!

Two 40–minute sessions

In this lesson, students learn about two forms of energy: kinetic and potential. After distinguishing between the two forms in several photo examples, they use a fun kinesthetic activity to model potential and kinetic energy. Then, by investigating whether several different types of citrus fruits can light a small LED, students explore how potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy to create electricity. The Extend activities get students thinking about and brainstorming alternative energy sources that could solve energy issues in the future.

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