Energy & Forces Zone

Energy & Forces Zone

From magnetism and electricity, to gravity, friction and nuclear fusion! Experience energy and forces like never before!

Give students new ways to explore what forces we experience in our everyday lives, how forces act on objects, and how this relates to energy.

Find out about how balancing forces keep aircraft flying, and how our homes use energy in different forms.

All of the scenes contained within this zone are shown below:

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Nuclear Fusion

Explore the nuclear fusion reactor and learn about the possibility to harness limitless clean energy from water.
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Electrical Circuits

Explore the the science lab and learn about electrical circuits
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Insulating Our Homes

Explore a typical home and how it is insulated to reduce heat loss by conduction, convection and radiation.
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Forces – Pushing and Pulling

Explore the different types of pushing and pulling forces and how the affect the motion of an object.
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Forces – Powering a Rocket

Explore the shuttle launch site and learn about the forces needed for the shuttle to take off.
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Explore the Radiography lab and learn about the different waves that make up the electromagnetic Spectrum.
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The Speed of Sound

Explore the transfer of sound through a solid, liquid and a gas, and learn how the speed of sound changes through the different media.
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Years, Seasons and Days – What is Earth’s Orbit?

Explore this model of Earth's orbit around the Sun to understand why different parts of the world experience seasons that change through the year.
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Tides and the Moon

Explore the scene from space and learn how the rotation of the Earth and the orbiting moon affect the tidal movement on Earth.
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Different Types of Energy

Explore the theme park and observe the types of energy and energy transfer.
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Heat Transfer

Explore the environment and learn about how heat is transferred by conduction, convection and radiation.
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Gravity

Explore the orchard where Isaac Newton came up with the theory of the force of gravity.
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Time to Reflect

Explore the different ways that light reflects and how it is affected by various surfaces.
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Refraction of Light

Explore the scene and observe light transmitting through different media: solids, liquids, and gases.
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Renewable Energy – Solar Power

Explore the solar farm and learn how solar energy is converted to electricity
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Renewable Energy – Tidal

Explore the tidal barrage and learn how tidal flow is converted to electricity. Weigh up its advantages and disadvantages as an alternative renewable energy source.
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Renewable Energy – Hydrostatic electricity

Explore the Hydroelectric powerplant and learn how gravitational potential energy of water is converted to electricity. weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of hydrostatic electricity as an alternative renewable energy source.
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Renewable Energy – Wind Turbines

Explore the Wind farms as an alternative energy source and learn how electricity is generated by wind turbines. Weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
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Buoyancy: Floating and Sinking

Explore the scene with the cruise liner travelling at sea and observe the forces acting on it to make it float.
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Sound Waves

In this scene, students can explore Sound Street to learn about how sounds travel through solid liquid and gases. The Street can be explored and will provide many examples of different sounds.

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