Unit Energy & Energy Conservation

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Energy conservation.
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Energy, in all its forms, is an essential part of our daily lives. This unit offers an overview of the types, sources, uses, and conservation of energy. Students enhance their understanding of energy concepts through quick demonstrations that illustrate different types of energy and energy transformation, and application-based investigations on how we use and can conserve energy.

Engineering Connection

Engineers study different forms of energy to understand the characteristics of energy, where it comes from, and how it can be transformed and transferred. As our need and use of electricity increases, engineers innovate ways to generate and conserve energy. Since no single energy source works for all situations, engineers design technologies to access a broad range of energy sources to provide society with the power it needs to function.


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