Energy Fundamentals

Exploring Energy (2008)

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Every day we use many types of energy to accomplish different tasks. This program uses real-life examples to differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, and to demonstrate different forms of energy, including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electromagnetic, sound, and nuclear energy. Energy conversions and the law of conservation of energy are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Energy

Magnets and Electromagnetism (2008)

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This program explores the various properties of magnets and the characteristics of magnetic force. Colorful graphics and real-life footage explain how magnets are used in generating electricity. Electromagnets and their many uses are demonstrated as well. Other terminology includes: magnetic poles, magnetic field, electric motor, generator, solenoid, and electromagnetism.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Magnets and Electromagnetism

Electricity (2008)

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This video explores the fundamental concepts of electrical energy. Easy-to-understand animations illustrate the concepts of electric charge and electric current. Examples of ways we use electricity are cited. Static electricity and the role it plays in creating lightning is also described.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Electricity

Electrical Circuits (2008)

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This program begins by exploring electric current and the role it plays in electrical circuits. The various parts of an electrical circuit are described. Parallel circuits and series circuits are compared. The program concludes by demonstrating some fundamental concepts of electrical safety.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Electrical Circuits