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Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost Energy
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this lesson are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential energy at the beginning of a track, the kinetic energy at its end, and the amount lost to friction along the way.
6th - 12th Science 111 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Investigation: Kinetic and Potential Energy
A well-developed lab sheet guides physical science learners through an investigation of kinetic and potential energy. In small groups, collaborators discover whether or not the ramp height or mass of an object has an effect on the energy. All steps of the scientific method are included on the handout, and as an added bonus, find a 10-page reading on the forms of energy and transformations.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Kinetics
The focus of this chemistry video is kinetics, which is a study of exactly what happens to compounds when they react together. Specifically, kinetics is a study of the rate of chemical reactions, and what forces affect that rate. Sal sets up a few problems that have different variables such as: atmospheric pressure, temperature, and surface area in order to illustrate how kinetics works.
15 mins 7th - 10th Science 4 Views 17 Downloads
Science in Focus: Force and Motion
Students explore force and motion through a series of experiments. In this physics instructional activity, students create and interpret speed graphs. They build an electromagnet and explain the factors affecting its strength.
6th - 12th Science 209 Views 1314 Downloads
Rules of Force and Motion
Students view a video and complete experiments with force and motion. In this force and motion lesson, students examine small pieces and how they affect the motion of a toy car. Students also experiment with sand paper, bubble wrap and wax paper.
K - 5th Science 80 Views 428 Downloads
On The Go! Forces and Motion
Students create a car using physics. In this forces and motion lesson plan, students create a car and test which changes in design change the performance of the car. Students complete a graphic organizer with the different changes they see.
8th - 10th Science 26 Views 135 Downloads
Motion: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration and Networking
Students interpret a variety of motion graphs. In this physics lesson, students calculate the speed and acceleration of objects using numerical data from graphs. They apply what they have learned to solve real world problems.
8th - 10th Science 49 Views 367 Downloads
Kinetic Vs. Potential Energy
Eighth graders listen to a teacher lecture and observe a demonstration of both potential energy and stored energy. After discussing the characteristics and examples of different types of energy, 8th graders make predictions and then perform experiments with rubber bands to model kinetic energy.
8th Science 13 Views 46 Downloads
Graphical Analysis of Straight-Line Motion
High schoolers investigate the concept of straight line motion. They determine the pattern and graph it looking for the motion maintained at a constant speed. Students also write a description of the significance of the line. The skill of interpreting graphs is needed.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Punting and Projectile Motion
Students explore the concept of projectile motion. In this physics lesson plan, students watch the video "Science of NFL Football – Projectile Motion and Parabolas." Students participate in computer simulations on the range of projectiles and analyze punting strategies.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 29 Downloads
Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
Students are introduced to the concept of Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. In this gravity lesson, students memorize the 3 laws of motion, practice reciting the laws with the teacher and watch a short video explaining the 3 laws. Students then give a short presentation to the class showing their comprehension of Newton's laws of motion.
4th - 6th Science 35 Views 166 Downloads