Hot Topics – Energy Transformations: Rubber Bands to Solar Ovens

  • June 26, 2018 • 8:30 AM – 12 PM
  • mySci Resource Center, 6601 Vernon Avenue, University City, MO 63130

Instructors: Heather Frey and Liz Petersen.

The world is full of different types of energy. This workshop for teachers of grades 4-8, deals with how those types transform within a given system. Explore energy transformations through the use of common household items and toys. Participants will assemble and demonstrate the use of a solar hot water heater and apply the content learned to design a solar oven.

  • Explore the 7 forms of energy with a card sorting game.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the 7 forms of energy using toys and household items.
  • Apply the processes learned to design and make a rubber band toy.
  • Demonstrate solar energy and heat transfer using Radiation Cans.
  • Explore technologies that use solar energy for everyday applications, like heating water and food.

Workshop includes continental breakfast. All workshop participants are eligible to check out a FREE kit of materials, in order to repeat the lessons in their own classroom.