# Energy stations

STATION ONE
PROCEDURE:
1. Examine the three spheres.
2. Drop the spheres from a height of 1 m and measure how high they bounce.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSION: A sphere dropped from a height of one meter converts ____________ energy into
__________, _____________, ____________ as it collides with a table.
STATION TWO
PROCEDURE:
1. Inflate the balloon to a safe size then release the balloon.
2. Observe how energy is stored in the balloon, and yo-yo.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSION:A yoyo converts _____________ energy into _____________ energy which is stored as
__________energy which then can convert to ___________ and ______________.
Balloon:
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STATION THREE
QUESTIONS:
What happens when you bend a piece of metal back and forth?
What happens when rubber bands stretch and contract?
How does friction create thermal energy?
PROCEDURE:
1. Observe the piece of metal after it is bent and record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: Bending the metal converts __________ energy into ___________ energy. The balloon
converts _____________ energy into ____________energy.
STATION FOUR
QUESTIONS: Why does a bi-metal bar bend when it is heated?
PROCEDURE: Observe the bi-metal bar as it is heated and cooled and record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: The bi-metal bar converts _____________ energy into _____ energy.
STATION FIVE
QUESTIONS: How does a lightstick produce radiant energy?
PROCEDURE: Observe the lightstick in hot and cold water and record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: A glow toy converts ________________ energy to ______________ and then allows it to
STATION SIX
QUESTIONS: How does a radiometer work?
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: A radiometer converts ________________ energy to ______________ and
_____________ energy.
STATION SEVEN
QUESTIONS: How does a Photovoltaic (PV) cell produce electricity?
PROCEDURE: Observe the solar panel, motor, and car, then record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: A Photovoltaic (PV) cell converts converts _______________ energy to ______________
energy.
STATION BETA
QUESTIONS: How does an apple battery change chemical energy into electrical energy? What happens when
the copper wire and the nail touch inside the apple?
PROCEDURE: Observe the apple battery with different metals. Record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS:__________________________________________________________________________
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STATION EIGHT
PROCEDURE: Observe how the motors and batteries work and record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: An moving ___________ creates _____________(energy)
A motor converts ____________ energy into _____________ energy.
STATION NIGHT
PROCEDURE: Observe how a generator works and record your observations.
OBSERVATIONS:
CONVERSIONS: A generator converts _______________ energy into _____________ energy.
Summative Idea: How does a hand-generated flashlight transform motion into light?