Energy Forms Module

The Energy Forms Module is an engaging interactive activity to teach students the about Energy Forms between mechanical, chemical, light, and wind energy. Teachers check out a CERT Energy Forms kit which contains components for 8 stations.  The module also includes a link to an instructional video for teachers to watch to learn how to set up the activity.  A classroom instructional video is then used to guide the students through the activity.

This module links directly with the science curriculum “Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives” for 4th grade.  Specifically, it aligns with the Forces and Motion standard, 4.P.3. To request a CERT Energy Forms kit or additional information, please contact us at

Getting Started:

1.Read the Educator Introduction document and watch the Educator Preparation video found under “Basic Module” below
2.Determine which date you will use the kit
3.Contact to have a kit delivered the day before you will use it

Basic Module:

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms, Educator Introduction.docx

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms, Educator Introduction.mp4 video: Short instructional video for teacher to explain set-up and classroom preparation

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms, Step-by-Step Set-up Instructions.pdf: notes to guide you during class delivery

Classroom videos for the CERT Energy Forms module (.mp4)

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms Student Lab Sheet.docx

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms Student Lab Sheet.docx 

Kit containing the components for 8 individual experimental set-ups for the classroom (kit contents listed below):

  • A notebook with all documents and a memory stick containing all files
    8 small storage boxes, each box contains the items needed for one lab station
  • 2 power strips
  • A portable mouse
  • 3 hair dryers (use with the turbines, item #7)
  • 2 lamps with light bulbs (use if no sunlight is available)

Power Point presentation of video.  These are provided to allow the educator to make variations if desired.

CERT Educational Series, Energy Forms.pptx