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ENERGY

 

Primary

Grinding Gears

Grinding Gears
Primary

Cause kinetic energy to move objects, and learn about the transfer of energy by making your own gear system.

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act
Primary

Learn about gravitational energy and finding the centre of gravity with a quick and easy investigation!

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Bouncing Beans

Bouncing Beans
Primary

Use the force of gravity to make a mysterious, magic bean that moves on its own!

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Whirling Water

Whirling Water
Primary

Recreate how water is used to make electricity at power stations using what you have at home!

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Paddle Power!

Paddle Power!
Primary

Store energy in a simple elastic band that can make your model boat move for metres!

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The Domino Challenge!

The Domino Challenge!
Primary

Learn about the transfer, or movement, of energy with the simple tap of a domino!

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The Story of Energy

The Story of Energy
Primary

A video from the SEAI, learn about how we use energy – from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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How to Save Energy

How to Save Energy
Primary

Find out the many different ways that we can save energy and help our planet with this amazing mind map video from the25sda!

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Colourful Energy!

Colourful Energy!
Primary

Through a simple investigation, learn about how energy is transferred and how colour can affect the heat energy in an object.

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Band Rollers

Band Rollers
Primary

Think about energy as you design a more energy efficient toy that doesn’t need batteries!

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Secondary

Types of Energy

Types of Energy
Secondary

Learn from George, an Electrical Engineer, about the different types of energy we use everyday to power our world!

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Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Offshore Wind Farm Construction
Secondary

A film contributed by STEM Ambassador Rupert, watch how London Array built their offshore wind farms to produce renewable energy.

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Solar Snacks

Solar Snacks
Secondary

Cook using a solar oven, helping you learn about solar energy and how to reduce your energy expenditure to become more energy efficient!

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The Power of Water

The Power of Water
Secondary

Learn about hydropower and how this can be used to transfer energy, and in this case lift an object!

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Solar Power Tower

Solar Power Tower
Secondary

Learn about solar energy by creating a tower that will move a pinwheel and create a moving tower in the sun!

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Temperature Trick

Temperature Trick
Secondary

Discover the effects of thermal energy and the movement caused by this energy.

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Balloon Behaviour

Balloon Behaviour
Secondary

Learn about static electricity and its potential energy by playing some fun and simple balloon tricks!

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Winding Wind

Winding Wind
Secondary

Use wind energy to spin a windmill that has the energy to lift a weight.

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Energy for Cleaner Air?

Energy for Cleaner Air?
Secondary

This investigation will help you realise why energy is spent on cleaning the air we breathe – why do we need to ventilate?

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Can 100% renewable energy power the world?

Can 100% renewable energy power the world?
Secondary

A video from TedEd, learn about how the world could develop ways to get all our energy from renewable sources, but discover the developments needed to get there!

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Solar Power, Hydropower, Distillation Power!

Solar Power, Hydropower, Distillation Power!
Secondary

Learn how solar energy can be used to energise other processes...how can this help the world?

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Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable Solutions
Secondary

Earn a CREST Discovery Award by coming up with a solution to increase sustainablility in your local area.

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Renewable Energy Debate

Renewable Energy Debate
Secondary

An activity from the IET, choose your position and debate on a proposed wind farm in your local area.

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