Materials List: What Is Energy? Short Demos

Peanut Calorie Demo:

  • 5 peanuts (out of the shell)
  • metal tongs
  • Bunsen burner (or candle and matches)

Coiling Snake Demo:

Each group needs:

  • Coiling Snake Template (also available in Microsoft Word; see Attachments section for all Word files)
  • red construction paper (for snake tongue)
  • string (or thread) (~30 cm or 1 foot per group)
  • scissors

For the entire class to share:

  • candle and matches, or light bulb (a light bulb is less of a fire hazard)
  • glue
  • hole punch

Evidence of Solar Energy Demo:

  • 4 aluminum pans
  • tap water
  • thermometer
  • (alternative energy source if no sunshine) desk lamp