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Chapter 12 - Energy

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Unit E - Looking at Matter and Energy

Chapter 12 - Energy

Discover what we can learn about our universe by studying different forms of energy, such as heat and light.

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Curriculum Materials

Gathering Light

While refracting and reflecting telescopes use different means of collecting light, the same principle applies to both—the bigger the aperture, the more light collected.

See-the-Light

Hands-on Activity

See the Light

Light always travels in straight lines—that is, unless it bends or bounces off an object's surface. Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.

Light-Quest

Hands-on Activity

Light Quest

Particles and waves, reflection and refraction—how enlightened are you about the subject of light? Find out with Light Quest!, a kid-friendly trivia game.

Light-Matter-and-Energy

Story

Light, Matter, and Energy

Who was this genius named Einstein, and where did he get all his great ideas? Find out with this virtual tour of the many ways he changed science. It might just inspire the genius in you!

Train-of-Thought

Activity

Train of Thought

Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments" worthy of Einstein himself. With this train, it truly is all about the journey.

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