Energy Forms and Uses (Photosynthesis) and Energy Conversion

Category: Energy

Energy is essential to do work. It is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. From the sun, which provides light and warmth to plants, to animals, birds, insects and humans everything requires energy. Energy is also essential for industries to operate and for transportation. Photosynthesis is a process that converts light energy into chemical energy, which is then used by plants to fuel their growth. However, some sources of energy can be depleted, and that’s why energy conservation is vital. 


Essential Takeaways:

  • Energy is required for things to work in everyday life. 
  • There are various forms of energy, including thermal, kinetic, potential, chemical, and electrical energy. 
  • Energy can be converted from one form to another, such as turning chemical energy into thermal energy by burning fuel. 
  • There is both renewable and non-renewable energy 
  • Non-renewable energy can be depleted it is crucial to conserve this form of energy to ensure its availability for our future generations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different sources of energy. 
  • Explain how plants use energy from the sun. 
  • Understand the need for energy conservation. 

Core ideas:

  • Energy is essential for our daily activities, including transportation and industries. 
  • Plants trap energy from the sun through a process of photosynthesis to prepare food. 
  • Some sources of energy are non-renewable and can be depleted. 
  • Energy conservation is necessary to preserve resources for future generations. 

Points to Remember:

  • Energy is the ability to do work. 
  • Different forms of energy have different properties and can be converted into one another. 
  • Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. 


  • Conduct experiments to demonstrate the conversion of energy from one form to another. 
  • Observe and analyse how plants use energy from the sun to grow. 
  • Conduct an experiment to demonstrate energy conversion, such as using a battery to power a light bulb. 

Key Questions:

Why is energy important?

Energy is important because it powers everything we do, and all living things need energy to carry out life processes. 

What are some forms of energy?

Some forms of energy include thermal, kinetic, potential, chemical, and electrical energy.

State the energy conversion in burning of wood

Burning of wood – Chemical energy is converted to Heat and Light Energy

Why is energy conservation important?

Energy conservation is essential because some sources of energy can be depleted, and conserving energy helps ensure that we have enough for the future.

What are some ways we can conserve energy?

We can conserve energy by turning off lights and electronics when not in use, using public transportation or carpooling, using energy-efficient appliances, and planting trees to reduce greenhouse gases.

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