Energy in Chemical Processes Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn that the energy released from food was once energy from the Sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter (from air and water). Energy in Chemical Processes learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
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Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transported and transferred between objects. Energy radiated from the Sun is transferred to Earth by light. Photosynthesis occurs when plants absorb energy from sunlight. During photosynthesis, light energy from the Sun is changed into stored chemical energy that a plant can use to grow. Photosynthesis is a chemical process that forms plant matter from the energy in sunlight as well as air and water.
The energy released by burning fuel and digesting food was once energy from the Sun that was captured by plants. When animals eat plants, they obtain the chemical energy stored in the plants. Stored chemical energy is released when fuels are burned and when food is digested.
When machines or animals use energy, the energy is typically transferred to heat the surrounding environment. Heat transmits thermal energy from one place to another. Thermal energy is related to the motion of particles in a substance.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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