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304 resources with the concept potential energy

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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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All Work and No Play

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Car crashes provide a good method for studying kinetic energy transfer. Scholars explore energy through hands-on simulated crashes. They work together to design their own experiments and apply the knowledge gained to a situation that...
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Build a Bobsled Racer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Host a design challenge of Olympic proportion! Junior engineers build their own bobsleds using simple materials. The activity focuses on kinetic and potential energy and how the center of mass affects motion on a downhill track....
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PS3A - Definitions of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Energy has many forms ... but very few sources! How do we present this to young scientists? Explore the Definitions of Energy, PS3A, in a video about the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator keeps it simple by relating each...
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Force Field Physics

For Teachers 8th Standards
Attracted class members to an activity-packed journey through the science behind the invisible forces at work all around us. From jump rope generators to junkyard wars, there's never a dull moment when eighth grade physics scholars...
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Hooke's Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everything from pens to cars use springs — some are just on a larger scale! An interactive simulation encourages pupils to stretch and compress springs while observing the changes to force, displacement, and potential energy. Then they...
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Energy Skate Park: Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Keep calm and half pipe. An exciting simulation teaches pupils about energy transfer from potential to kinetic and thermal as a skater moves through a half pipe or other track. After a brief introduction, scholars can build their own...
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Energy Skate Park

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Apply the concepts of conservation of energy to a skater to introduce a fun way the concepts apply to real life. Scholars build tracks, ramps, and jumps then analyze the various types of energy and friction. For an added challenge,...
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Exploring Projectile Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Live action Angry Birds is sure to be a popular STEM lesson plan. Young physicists differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, calculate speed based on distance and time, create graphs, and design and complete their own...
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Don't Waste Your Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Don't lift another finger, this physical and environmental science unit has everything you need to begin teaching your class about energy. Starting with a look at the greenhouse effect, these lessons and activities take young scientists...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Investigation: Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By rolling marbles down a six-foot length of track, physical scientists determine how much energy is lost to heat. It is recommended that you opt for the foam pipe insulation track because more friction slows the marble, allowing...
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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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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and...
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Study Jams! Energy & Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
After Sam knocks a glass off the lunchroom table, he uses it as a springboard for explaining kinetic and potential energy. He mentions that sound is a type of kinetic energy and introduces the different forms of energy: thermal,...
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Baby Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Baby energy is not what it sounds like, it's better. Using a baby playing at the park as his model, this young man describes, provides solid examples, and works through a series of equations that show energy. Potential and kinetic...
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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 activity on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a...
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Projectile Motion Review

For Students 9th - 12th
Launching Fluffy, the Wonder Hamster, in a catapult might not be humane, but imagining the action to analyze projectile motion should be acceptable. This physics resource injects a little silliness, yet is quite serious about assessing...
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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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Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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,...
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Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING CHEMISTRY 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2006 version of the Regents High School Exam is just as thorough as the rest of them! Assess chemistry learners on an entire year's curriculum when they take this thirteen page test. 
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Forms of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a series of activities related to forms of energy. In this energy lesson, students look at forms of energy in their school, how energy is conserved and used efficiently, how magnets are used to generate electricity, and...
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Projectiles: Target Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Forms of Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The amount of energy Americans use doubles every 20 years. The first lesson in a 10-part series teaches scholars about different forms of energy. They rotate through five stations with hands-on activities or experiments at each in order...