Potential Energy Teacher Resources

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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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Solar vs. Wind Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Power up! A series of six lessons introduce middle schoolers to the different types of energy. PowerPoints, activities, and hands-on experiments teach young electrical engineers the difference between energy and power, as well as the...
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STEM Ed Hub: Design Resources

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Engineering design-based activities make learning science fun. Young engineers design dams, lifeguard chairs, musical instruments, candy bags, and much more. They also use measurement skills to solve the mystery of the missing pin. Each...
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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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Design Squad Event Guide

For Students 4th - 8th
Everything you need to plan an event for young engineers can be found in an Event Guide that includes activities, an event checklist, tips for working with youth and volunteers, signage, certificates, and an evaluation form. Kids make a...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Electric Potential Energy and Charge Intensity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does the charge on a particle affect its energy? Scholars first explore how the strength of a charge affect the potential energy. They observe the change in the electric fields as this potential energy changes.
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Electric Potential Energy and Type of Charge

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars are sure to get a charge out of an electric lesson! They examine the potential energy of charged particles while they make changes to the electrical field. The simulation allows them to change the position of particles and the...
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Investigation: Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Video 10 - Potential Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The final video in a 10-part series, a resource models and explains potential energy using animated cartoons. Two characters, most likely meant to represet David and Goliath, demonstrate potential energy. A relatively straightforward...
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STEMonstrations: Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A roller coaster is the perfect model of the conversion between potential and kinetic energy. An installment from the STEMonstrations playlist introduces the concept of kinetic and potential energy in a quick video before challenging...
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Calibrating Thermometers

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Engage young scientists in the upper-elementary and middle school grades with this collection of simple experiments. Whether you're teaching about heat transfer, density, or potential energy this resource has a lab for you.
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Conversion of Electric Potential Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a resource that is full of potential energy! Learners manipulate charged objects to convert electric potential to thermal energy using a savvy simulation. The resource includes a variety of charge settings and helpful potential...
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Comparing Potential Energy of a Bond

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you reached your breaking point in looking for great resources that illustrate bond energy? Demonstrate the potential energy changes that occur when polar and non-polar bonds are broken with a stimulating simulation. Pupils pull on...
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Physics at the Art Museum: Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, and Work

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Connect science, math, and art for a true interdisciplinary lesson! Learners explore simple machines in art. Through analysis with a physics app, they identify positions of kinetic and potential energy and make conclusions about work.
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Potential Energy (PE) Diagrams

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can your class explain the changes in energy during a chemical reaction? Map them out with a video from JFR Science's playlist. The narrator discusses in detail how to create, manipulate, and use a potential energy diagram.
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Potential Energy

For Students 5th - 7th
Did you know a tennis ball has potential? Collaborative groups analyze the potential energy of a tennis ball based on its height. They measure its starting height and the height after its first bounce. Using a graphical analysis, they...
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Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Students 5th - 8th
A single-page worksheet that displays a diagram of the swing of a pendulum for physics apprentices to practice with is here for you. Pupils differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, relate the diagram to the law of conservation...
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Rubber Band Racers

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading a brief overview of automobile history and introduction to energy and motion, automotive engineering teams plan, construct, test, and evaluate a rubber-band-powered car. This manipulative experience can enrich understanding...
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Work and Energy: Forms and Changes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your introductory physical science class will be energized by this PowerPoint. They will be able to define energy, work, and power. They will be able to perform calculations for kinetic and potential energy. They will be able to describe...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
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Catapult

For Teachers 4th - 9th
You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful lesson on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult....
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PhyzJob: Potential Energy

For Students 10th - 12th
In this energy worksheet, students answer twelve questions about gravitational potential energy and electric potential energy given diagrams and data.
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Applications of Energy to the Real World

For Teachers 6th
As an introduction to the concept of energy, this interesting and informative resource would be a terrific addition to a unit. Although there is quite a bit of information presented about kinetic energy, potential energy, and related...