The joule can be a confusing enough form of measurement for adults, but the folks over at Adafruit managed to distill how joules work for a younger audience.

As these things go, the video s just as useful for confused adults.

A joule is equal to the amount of energy transferred or the work done.

In basic terms, it s a unit of measurement that measures how much effort it takes to do something.

For example, it takes approximately one joule to lift an apple about a meter up from the ground.

It gets a little more confusing when you apply that same measurement to something like lightbulbs, but the above video explains it in a simple enough way that anyway can understand.

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