Energy Production Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn that the expression “produce energy” typically refers to the conversion of stored energy into the desired form for practical use. Energy Production 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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The expression “produce energy” typically refers to the conversion of stored energy into the desired form for practical use. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transported and transferred between objects. Energy can be moved from place to place by electric currents. Electrical current transmits energy through moving electric charges.
It is important to be able to concentrate and transport energy so that it is available for use where and when it is needed. Batteries, fuels, and food are convenient energy resources because they are easily moved from place to place and can release energy as needed. Electricity generated by power plants is transferred from place to place through distribution systems.
Many electric circuits use a stored energy source, such as a battery, to produce electrical energy. Generators are devices that convert the energy of motion into electrical energy. A generator consists of a turbine with a magnet that causes electricity to flow when it spins. Solar panels can convert light energy from the Sun into electrical energy. Moving objects contain energy. The energy of motion is a kind of mechanical energy.
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