Energy transfer is theconversion of one form ofenergyinto another. It can also bethe movement ofenergyfrom one place to another. For example, solar panels allow for lightenergyto convert into heat and electricalenergy.
Imagine you can power a useful machine using energy that is already being expended. For instance, a cyclist is riding a bike athome for exercise, but the cyclist is also powering atoaster. In this example, the cyclist is expending energy on the bike, but the moving peddles can also transferenergy to abattery, or by using a pulley system. Use this thought experiment to imagine how energy can be transferred to create motion or power a machine. Additionally, consider how energy can be used to perform useful tasks, with the help of amachine.
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