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4-H Science Toolkits - Elementary Science of Energy

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Geared towards upper elementary grades, these hands-on activities allow young people to explore the transformations of energy. Activities include forms of energy, types of reactions, and energy transfer. This is based on the NEED Project curriculum, available here (PDF).

Included in this kit are:

  • 2 containers of sand
  • Thermometers
  • Hand generated flashlight
  • Black spheres
  • Yo-yo
  • Toy car
  • Balloons
  • Tongs
  • Baking Soda
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Measuring cups
  • Hand warmers
  • Sealed bag of iron oxide
  • Container of calcium chloride
  • Empty bottle for vinegar
  • Vinegar
  • Radiometer
  • Solar panel with motor and fan blades
  • Live wire
  • Bi-metal bar
  • Candle
  • Rubber Bands
  • Tongs
  • Glow sticks
  • Small zinc nail
  • Large zinc nail
  • Thin copper wire
  • Thick copper wire
  • Tin wire
  • DC microammeter
  • Alligator clips
  • Coated wire (heavy gauge)
  • Motors (1 disassembled)
  • 9-volt battery
  • D Battery
  • Compass
  • Alligator clips
  • Battery holder
  • Safety glasses
  • Meter stick
  • Calculator
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • Large paper clips
  • Permanent marker

Materials NOT included in this kit are:

  • Matches (SAFETY ALERT!)
  • Hot water
  • Ice water
  • Fruit (apple)


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