- from Energy
Brrrrrraaaaa! The alarm clock awakens you. Do you leap out of bed in high gear, or do you bury your head under the pillow and go back to sleep? Whatever you do, you’re using energy.
Scientists define energy as the ability to get work done. You could be breathing, giving a party, building a pyramid, or even taking a nap. But where is energy? You can’t touch it, but you can certainly see and hear its results. Energy is in the sounds and images your television produces. It’s also in the fuel that powers the vehicles that take you to different places. And it’s in the electricity that runs the gadgets and machines you use. Energy is in wind, waves, and sunlight, as well as in streams and rivers. There is definitely energy in you. And it’s in every other living thing, whether animal or vegetable. There’s even energy in a slingshot when you stretch the strap to its limit and then release it.
So what is this thing called energy, and where does it come from? Sit back, relax, and conserve your own energy, as Kids Discover answers these questions and more about the fascinating world of energy.