7th Grade Energy Links
BrainPOP!: Types of Energy
Watch the "Forms of Energy" movie in the Science section and learn about
different types of energy then take a quiz. Click on Bob, ex-lab rat, to
conduct an experiment with energy.
There are definitions, experiments, and interactive features about energy.
Energy Information Administration Kids Page
Learn about renewable and nonrenewable energy. Read biographies of scientists who made important discoveries relating to energy. Click on "Classroom Connections" for activity ideas.
BBC: Physics: Energy
Read more about energy and related topics and try the quizzes. NOTE: The
"Talk" link leads to message boards.
Regents Physics: Energy
Follow links on this page to learn how gravitational potential energy (GPE)
responds to friction, how it is converted into kinetic energy (KE) and elastic
potential energy (EPE). Gain knowledge of the Law of Conservation of Energy. All examples are illustrated with animations.
These in class activities can help children understand the relationship
between the height of a drop, mass of different objects, and how these factors affect the objects' potential energy.
Gravitational Potential Energy
Learn about gravitational potential energy, work, and gravity. Find out about
collaboration of these types of energy and force. Includes formulas and visual materials.
This page has an animation, formula, and explanation what kinetic energy is.
ThinkQuest: Kinetic and Potential Energy
Learn how potential and kinetic energy work during roller coaster rides.
BBC: Wind Turbines
This page from England provides a brief introduction to modern windmills, or
wind turbines, used to produce electricity.
How to Make Your Own Windmill
Here are step-by-step instructions for making a model of a windmill out of
wood. NOTE: Making this model requires the use of power tools and adult
The Energy Story: Wind Energy
This site has an overview of wind power and the uses of windmills, from
grinding grain, pumping water, or generating electricity. There are also