Energy & Movement

Duration: 1 Week /3 ½ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 41

After the completion of Topic 3 the learners will be able to:

  • Describe the output energy (movement) obtained from a stretched elastic or compressed spring.
  • Explain that stored energy can be changed to movement energy.
  • Understand that energy can be stored in stretched or twisted elastic and in compressed springs.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoint
  • Worksheet
  • Quizzes

School Resources

  • Tub of water


  • Big and small elastic bands
  • Rectangular wooden blocks (5cm x 8cm x 2cm)
  • A steel spring
  • A “slinky” or a picture of one