Do you think the "energy" used by people and the "energy" used by cars is the same thing? Why or why not?
Where does this get its energy from?
The more you stretch a rubber band, the faster an object goes. Why?
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Healthy foods are fuel for your body. Check out this story for healthy eating tips. (Readworks,Grade 3)
Read about a funny-looking car that was built to use less energy from gasoline. (Newsela, Grade 3)
Food stores energy and is the fuel that keeps your body moving. Calories — yes, the same calories that people talk about when they are trying to lose weight — are one way to figure out how much energy food contains. More calories means there is more energy. This video shows you another way that scientists can figure out how much energy is in a particular food -- by setting the food on fire! (3:15)
An Italian restaurant owner built a people-powered amusement park. It only contains rides that are powered by people. To ride these rides, people have to put energy in by pedaling, pushing, or climbing. Take a quick tour and watch people use their own energy to make a loop-de-loop! (1:38)