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Lesson 1: Energy in Action


Students use observations of domino chains and Rube Goldberg machines to learn about different forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation, and energy flow through systems.

During Activity 1, students connect their observations of domino chains with the definitions of energy and systems. In small groups, students learn more about different forms of energy and practice identifying these forms of energy in everyday situations. During Activity 2, students use their online or in-class observations of Rube Goldberg machines to learn about energy transfer, transformation, and the law of conservation of energy.

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