Physics at the Art Museum: Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, and Work

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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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the introduction as collaborative group work; discuss answers as a group
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires multiple iPads if assigning the investigation to individuals or groups
  • Expects previous experience with describing potential and kinetic energy
Pros

  • Includes suggestions for assessment questions
  • Provides options for enrichment
Cons

  • None
Common Core