Activities for exploring energy
I am teaching a science unit in Year 2 (Stage 1) next term that covers forces and energy (as part of the Australian Curriculum). This is the first time that I am teaching this unit. I have found lots of great resources on exploring forces and energy (light and sound), but I am having trouble coming across a nice selection of quality resources that provide a practical application for exploring heat, electrical and mechanical energy for 6-8 year olds. I am after something that is engaging and fun to do in the classroom. My aim is to link forces and energy to accidents and safety in the playground, as well as beyond the school gate (as a pedestrian or in a vehicle).
Would anyone kindly point me in the right direction or be willing to share any ideas? I would be grateful.