Science 7.4 Energy

Science 7.4 Energy

Science by Doing – Energy to Burn

Activity Description:

Students watch a video of a rocket launch and identify some of the energy forms and transfers occurring. They will recall words associated with energy from the “Spot the Energy” lesson and will learn two terms associated with mechanical energy: kinetic and gravitational potential energies.

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Student Guide: Electronic Notebook: Lesson Plan:
Energy to Burn Student Guide Energy to Burn Electronic Notebook Energy to Burn Lesson Plan


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This activity addresses the following Solomon Islands Year 7 Science Learning Outcomes for Unit 7.4: Energy

  • 7.4.1 be able to show that energy is the ability to do work (s)
    • demonstrate that energy is used when work is done; example, boiling an egg, lifting a book, digging a hole
  • 7.4.2 know that there are different forms of energy (k)
    • identify and describe different forms of energy;
      Heat, sound, elastic, electrical


This material was sourced from the Science by Doing online curriculum unit Energy by the Australian Academy of Science, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License at




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