Exploring Energy Resource Concepts

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Please turn off the lights to conserve energy. Or not, after all energy is always conserved. This first lesson in an eight-part series includes three parts. Part A contains one hands-on activity and two inquiry-based experiments on heat transfer. Parts B and C include graphing and applying knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research perpetual motion machines and their designs
Classroom Considerations

  • Assign groups before beginning the lesson rather than letting students choose during the lesson
  • Pupils may need help designing their own experiments if they have not previously completed a guided inquiry experiment

  • Includes vocabulary and an assessment
  • Extension ideas are provided

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Common Core