Knowing Energy: Tea at Home

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Complete a tea at home experiment to calculate the amount of energy required to make a cup of tea
  • Practice utilizing equations to answer basic energy questions in their worksheet

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 3 - 12
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Length of Activity

30 minutes - 1 hour

Materials List

  • General Overview Guide
  • Tea at Home Learner Worksheet
  • Tea at Home Learner Worksheet Answer Key
  • Coffee maker or kettle with room temperature water
  • Kettle Wattage on kettle label (assume 1,500 Watts otherwise, if not provided)
  • Timer

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