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This website, appropriate for grades 5-8, tells a narrative story of what energy is and how it works in our world.  It is divided into 20 chapters ranging from scientific concepts of energy, atomic models that aid in understanding of electron flow, sources of energy, and how energy is stored and converted.  The site includes multiple drawings and animated illustrations that help students relate energy to their everyday world.   It also provides links to many other resources for both teachers and learners.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Induced Charge
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Student Guide
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2006 California Energy Commission
electricity, electrostatics, energy, energy at work, energy concepts, tutorial, work
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 7, 2006 by Jessica Hollums
Record Updated:
February 12, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
August 21, 2006

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: What is Energy?

This is a readable and well-organized tutorial for secondary physical science students to gain understanding of what energy is and how energy is converted from one form to another. Topics range from batteries and generators to full chapters on seven sources of renewable energy.

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California Energy Commission, (2006), WWW Document, (http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html).
California Energy Commission, Energy Story, (2006), <http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html>.
APA Format
California Energy Commission. (2006, August 21). Energy Story. Retrieved April 30, 2016, from http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html
Chicago Format
California Energy Commission. Energy Story. August 21, 2006. http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html (accessed 30 April 2016).
MLA Format
California Energy Commission. Energy Story. 2006. 21 Aug. 2006. 30 Apr. 2016 <http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html>.
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