A hard topic made harder

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Energy is a difficult area of the curriculum to teach, and not made easier by errors and inconsistencies in published resources and assessments.

  • What is the relationship between the everyday meaning of energy and its scientific meaning?
  • How is the term ‘energy’ used in popular science and by scientists?
  • Is the way that energy is defined the same across all of the sciences?
  • Is energy what makes things happen?
  • Is energy what makes us feel energetic?
  • How many forms of energy are there?
  • During a change, is energy transformed or transferred?
  • Is energy stored in food and in fuels?
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