In this lesson, students learn about converting chemical energy from food into motion (aka mechanical energy). Students recongnize that energy is never created or destroyed, but only changes form. Students will also discover mechanical energy through gears, levers, and other things. > Download PDF


Activity 1: Shaped to Survive

Ocean animals have special structures to move easily through water.

Activity 2: Force Factors

Force pushes, pulls, or squishes, changingmotion) of an object.


Activity 4: Can You Give Me A Lift?

Levers increase force on an object, making it easier to lift.


Activity 5: Machines In Motion

Applying force transfers mechanical energy to objects.


Activity 6: Force Called Friction

Friction occurs when objects rub together.


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