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Chapter 12 - Forms of Energy

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Unit F - Energy

Chapter 12 - Forms of Energy

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

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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.

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Curriculum Materials

White Light and Colored Light

When does mixing every color under the rainbow create pure white rather than a murky brown or black? When light, not paint, is the medium—and you're subtracting, not adding, color.

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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.

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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!

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Online Resource

Gravity: It's Universal

We owe our lives to gravity. It holds the atmosphere to Earth and keeps us all from falling off into space. Not to mention that without gravity, the stars and planets—including Earth—wouldn't even exist!

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Article

Light: Its Secrets Revealed

Did you know that when you look at a star, your eyes are capturing light that traveled all the way from the star to your eye? Learn more about how light carries information from distant objects.

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Curriculum Materials

Building a Simple Refracting Telescope

What could Galileo see when he looked through his telescope? Build a refracting telescope with lenses similar to the ones he used, and see the answer for yourself.

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