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Topic – Transforming Energy

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Transforming Energy

Energy exists in different forms. Electricity is one type of energy. Heat, light, and sound are also forms of energy. Motion is another form of energy.

You can change one form of energy into another. In fact, you do this every day. You turn motion into heat when you rub your hands together. A light bulb turns electricity into light. A wall clock turns electrical energy into the motion of the hands.

Some devices give more forms of energy than we want. A blender makes motion (the blades turn), sound energy (noise), and heat (the motor warms up). Sound and heat energy do not help the blender accomplish the task of blending food.


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