Energy Defined

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What is energy, and why do we need so much of it? Scholars explore the definition of energy as it relates to both conversion and consumption with a video and discussion questions. Part of an energy unit from NOVA, the resource provides a solid foundation for understanding energy sources and uses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make the video your opener for a work-energy unit, then back it up with resources from The Physics Classroom
  • Ask the class if they can think of other ways energy is converted that the video does not show

Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss kinetic and potential energy for a moment before launching the lesson
Pros

  • Makes for a great start for an energy unit in both middle and high school physical science classes
  • The fundamental nature of the content makes it easy to use in a variety of situations and classes
Cons

  • None
Common Core