Energy Fundamentals

• The learner will understand that energy transfers in many ways, such as heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound, and the nature of a chemical.
• The learner will conclude a change in the state of matter of a substance is the result of a change in kinetic energy.
• The learner will differentiate between a physical change in which matter changes state or form and a chemical change in which one or more new substances are formed.
• The learner will understand all energy can be classified as potential energy (such as chemical, mechanical, nuclear, and gravitational energy) or kinetic energy (such as radiant, thermal, motion, sound, and electrical energy).