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Author(s): Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDE
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Energy Sources

Energy Sources, of the instructional unit, Food and Fitness, teaches students about energy stored in food and the measurement of energy in calories.

Science concepts covered in this activity include the following.

  • Energy is a property of many substances and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion and the nature of chemicals.
  • Food provides energy for living things.
  • Different foods provide different amounts of energy.