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2,033 resources with the concept energy

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Energy Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners analyze information in graphs about U.S. energy consumption. In this energy consumption lesson, students create graphs and answer questions about U.S. energy consumption data. They determine trends in their graphs and research...
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Solar Racing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers design and build solar-powered cars. In this renewable energy instructional activity, students view websites showing a Department of Energy contest and solar-powered car design guidelines. They work in teams to design...
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Pancakes!! and Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners review the concept of the three states of matter. In this science lesson, students observe how pancakes change into different states of matter.  Learners also observe how heat energy is part of this process. This meaningful and...
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Black Holes...Hot Stuff!...VIII

For Students 9th - 12th
In this black holes worksheet, students solve three problems about black holes using given equations for determining the temperature of the gases in a black hole and the visible light from the black hole at given temperatures.
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Minerals Prime

For Students 7th - 10th
In this minerals activity, students answer fifteen multiple choice questions about mineral formation, volcano and mountain formation, mineral tests and properties of minerals.
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Lifting a Lion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate lever, fulcrum, and work.  In this elementary school mathematics/science lesson, students read How do you Lift a Lion? And using a toy lion and a lever, students explore how much work is needed to raise the toy...
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Energy Transformation

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy transformation learning exercise, students earn extra credit by choosing a energy transforming toy or ride at an amusement park and analyzing the energy transformation involved in its movement. Students draw a diagram to...
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Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students experiment with photovoltaic cells and determine the energy use of their appliances. In this renewable energy lesson, students calculate the energy emitted by a photovoltaic cell through an inquiry-based lab. They keep track of...
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A Good Cold Pack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of data collection.  In this data collection lesson, students collect data on temperature change of water as solids dissolve.  Students use a temperature probe to observe the temperature change of water when...
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Characteristics of Energy

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view a video and create a KWL to identify energy sources. In this energy sources lesson, 4th graders explore the meaning of energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, thermal energy, radiant energy, and electrical energy....
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Why Do Hot Air Balloons Float?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this gases worksheet, students read about the Kelvin scale of temperature, they answer 3 fill in the blank questions about the relationship between temperature and pressure and they plot the temperature and pressure of gas samples at...
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Soapy Solids

For Teachers K - 4th
Students observe and explain how a change in temperature causes a physical change in a substance.  In this physical science instructional activity, students use a soap making kit to observe the effects of adding heat to the bar soap as...
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Falling into a Black Hole

For Students 9th - 12th
In this black hole activity, students solve 3 problems given the equation used to determine the speed of a falling body using its mass, the constant of gravitation and the distance it will travel.
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Ice or Water?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this ice and water instructional activity, students read about the energy needed to transform ice to liquid water. Students solve 3 problems where they calculate the energy needed to melt ice given different scenarios in space.
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How Heat Affects Things

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the power of the Sun. In this solar power lesson, 1st graders listen to a nonfiction book regarding the Sun and then conduct an experiment which requires them compare chocolate left in the shade and chocolate left...
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6th Grade Physical Science Thermal Energy:So hot in here!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover heat is conducted in a variety of ways. In this physical science instructional activity, 6th graders investigate various conductors of heat, they explain their findings, and discover how energy is exchanged between...