About the course
Energy comes in different forms - from mechanical to heat to chemical. Explore these concepts by circuiting a light bulb, exploring hot air balloons, and listening to motors. Check out the energy that exists all around us!
Understand how motion surrounds you through the principles of kinetic energy and many forms of energy in everyday life.
Electrical to Heat + Light Energy: The Lightbulb
Students will learn how a lightbulb converts electricity to light up
Chemical to Heat to Mechanical Energy: Hot Air Balloons and The Engine
Students will learn how heat can be used to power machines and move objects
Electrical to Mechanical + Sound Energy: The Blender
Students will learn how motors/blenders convert electricity to mechanical energy and sound
Assess your learning with a quiz.
Lightbulb, Blender (observe the motor),
Max is a physics enthusiast and rising senior at Rutgers University. Academically, he is most intrigued by the intuitive and approachable nature of forces and mechanics. Outside of physics, Max likes to stay active and follow sports.
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