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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity CLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Can the force of falling water through a tube vary by altering the diameter of the tube or its height? That is what physical scientists aim to discover in this activity, the third in successively more revealing activities on the power of...
Conservation of Energy: Roller CoastersLesson Planet
5th - 7th
Students construct a working model of a roller coaster. In this investigative lesson, students will design, implement, collect data, and analyze the role the height of the coaster plays in the conservation of energy. They will determine...
Projectiles: Target PracticeLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Angry Birds prepared them, but now pupils must prove their skills with projectiles! Scholars test different variables to determine which ones impact the distance the projectile flies. The experiment provides connections to kinetic and...
NASA: Work, Force, Energy and MotionLesson Planet
9 mins 9th - 12th
A NASA narrator and a cute cartoon-like character named Norbert demonstrate that applied force and distance of motion allow us to calculate work. The relationship between work and energy is explained. The difference between potential...
Energy and the Pogo StickLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Let your class bounce to examine the concept elastic potential energy. Individuals bounce on a pogo stick in order to calculate its elastic potential energy. Groups then compare the elastic potential energy to the gravitational potential...