Chapter 12 - Forms of Energy

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Unit F - Forces and Energy

  • Chapter 12 - Form of Energy

What are the main forms of energy? How are they used?

Gathering Light

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.

Building a Spectroscope

Curriculum Materials

Building a Spectroscope

White light is a mixture of all colors of visible light, but it doesn't always include every color of the rainbow. Build a spectroscope, and view the spectral fingerprints of different light sources.

What's the Angle?

Activity

What's the Angle?

Why is there such a dramatic temperature change between the equator and the South Pole? Explore all the angles of sunlight with a few thermometers and a heat lamp.

Amazing Albedo

Activity

Amazing Albedo

There's a good reason why your summer attire is lighter and brighter than your winter wardrobe. This easy experiment illustrates the power of albedo in black and white.

White Light and Colored Light

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.

Einstein

Einstein

Peer at the world through the eyes of Einstein—a scientist who saw a beam of light and imagined riding it, a self-proclaimed "citizen of the world" who spoke out on global issues from pacifism to racism.

November 15, 2002 - January 1, 2003