Mechanical Energy Teacher Resources
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Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science 176 Views 451 Downloads
Seventh graders explore about energy transformations and trace them in a simple closed system. They build energy "chains" of their own design. Pupils complete a hands-on project where they attach the "links" in a "chain" connecting a battery (chemical energy), wires (electrical energy), and a small motor (mechanical energy), and then add additional "links" of their choices.
7th Science 32 Views 149 Downloads
Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Instructions for series of six activites, a reading of scientific literature, and a choice of six assessments await you in this physics resource. Well-written plans guide you in guiding your pupils to experiment with levers, pulleys, rolling marbles, springs, and more.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
TE Lesson: Kinetic and Potential Energy of Motion
Students investigate the difference between potential and kinetic energy. They examine the formulae associated with both types of energy. They complete how quickly a pendulum with swing by converting potential energy into kinetic energy.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 25 Views 77 Downloads
Ramp and Review
Students participate in an activity in which they observe a ball as it rolls down an incline into a cup. They take measurements and use equations that describe the concepts of mechanical energy, work and power, momentum, and friction. They calculate unknown variables regarding these concepts.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Forms of Energy
Using a suggested web site, 5th graders work together to find pictures depicting each of the three types of energy. They need to explain how each of their pictures represents a form of energy. A sorting mat file, Venn Diagram, and website are all included.
5th Science 3 Views 66 Downloads
Urban heat Islands: An Introduction to Energy Transfer and Transformation
Elementary school physical scientists explore kinetic mechanical energy by dropping a golf ball on different surfaces. They discuss how human made materials might react to light differently from nature made materials. This lesson plan includes directions for the lab investigation as well as talking points for a lecture.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
Students observe a demonstration presented by the teacher covering different types of energy. They participate in an experiment where they study numerous physics vocabulary words and visit websites that demonstrate examples of these specific vocabulary words.
4th - 8th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 19 Downloads
Investigation: Water Wheel
Middle school scientists construct a working water wheel from an aluminum pie pan. Because of the sharp edges on the cut aluminum, this activity is for mature learners only. You could have your class compete to see whose wheel can lift the most weight, or have them share maximum weights to be graphed by each individual student.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity. Starting with a discussion of potential and kinetic energy and the law of conservation of energy, young engineers apply these concepts as they work in groups creating roller coasters using flexible plastic tubing and marbles.
3rd - 7th Science 13 Views 19 Downloads
Energy and the Pogo Stick
Students use and calculate using the specified equations that assist them in visualizing energy conversions. Students identify and interpret the difference between ideal calculations and real world results. Finally, students work in teams to apply their problem-solving skills with a pogo stick.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Potential & Kinetic Energy
Students test different sized marbles and how fast they can go. In this energy lesson plan, students test different sized marbles going down an incline. They predict which would have the most potential and kinetic energy. After the test, they answer questions about the energy of each marble and compare them.
5th - 6th Science 6 Views 56 Downloads
Investigation: Windmill Competition
A wind turbine will be constructed with two different sizes of rotor blades. In an experiment, future engineers find out if there is a difference in the power output based on amount of weight that can be moved with the turbine.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable