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Exploring Energy: What Is Energy?

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
...Then the water heater exploded like a bomb. Using a video of an exploding water heater, the resource presents the definitions of energy, potential energy, and kinetic energy to be used in later lessons of the unit.
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Energy Forms and Changes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is the ice cooling down the water or is the water melting the ice? Here is a simulation that explores thermal energy transfer with iron, brick, and water. It demonstrates the flow of energy and what happens when each material is either...
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The Great Marble Drop

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Mike and Kellie, a team of electrical engineers, demonstrate how to to design a contraption that accurately drops a marble onto a target. The materials needed and general instructions are provided on the website or via a downloadable...
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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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Table Top Trebuchet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How cool would it be to build a trebuchet 1/40th the size of one that would have been used to knock down a castle wall? Build this project with middle or high schoolers at any level (varying the information provided for each), and have a...
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The Grid

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders form a "Presidential Task Force," and attempt to make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. After a teacher-led discussion which proves that our nation's energy consumption will soon outpace our...
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Energy Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 9th
While science Jeopardy games are a dime-a-dozen, this one has some pretty unique categories that are still relevant to a middle school physical science curriculum. The topics include: leading nations, famous Americans (who invented...
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Unit VII Energy: WS 3a Energy Transfer and Storage

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a nifty instructional activity on energy transfer. Physics fanatics analyze a diagram and state whether or not friction is involved. They sketch bar graphs and draw energy flow diagrams for each system as well. Circular motion,...
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Solar Electricity ~ The Colour Sensitivity of a Photovoltaic Cell

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Teacher's notes, a materials list, detailed procedure, tips, and extension ideas are all included to make teaching this lesson plan on photovoltaic cells a sunny spot in your day! After some brief background reading, physical science...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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The Absorption of Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Two sequential parts to this lesson introduce your class to the electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to absorb radiant energy, and the pigments in leaves that are responsible for collecting sunlight to be used in the photosynthetic...
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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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Observing Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start this series of lessons with a bang! Five exothermic reactions are outlined in this resource, including a demonstration that produces both light and sound. In the lab, chemistry apprentices record temperature changes, make hand...
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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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Impulse, Momentum, and the Conservation of Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What happens when two worlds collide? In the first of several activities, future physicists experiment with colliding ball bearings or Newton's cradle. Another activity requires the use of an air track with cars to examine collision....
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A Blanket of Snow

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the factors affecting permafrost temperature and condition. In this physical science instructional activity, students observe local places with snow cover and collect temperature data. They create a short video about...
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Work from Expansion

For Students 7th - 10th
Sal's series on the Law of Thermodynamics continues with this video on how heat and work are added to, or taken away from, a system. As a result of the heat and work energy, the system that is being worked on will transform into another...
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Melting Glacial Ice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There are many factors that affect how fast the glaciers are melting. A lab investigation has learners examine how the surrounding water affect the rate glaciers melt. They collect data from two samples of ice to determine how quickly...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Post Assessment: Magnetism and Electricity

For Students 4th Standards
Time to know what they know! The final installment of a 14-lesson unit assesses the class's understanding of magnetism and electricity concepts. Items include both multiple-choice and open-ended questions on magnetic fields, electric...
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Hot Wire S’mores

For Teachers 4th Standards
The proof is in the marshmallows. Believing that electric energy can transform into heat energy can be abstract, but a hands-on instructional activity gives pupils a concrete example. Young scientists cut marshmallows with copper wires...
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STEM Technical-Procedural Problem Solving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Be sure to follow the directions carefully. A set of STEM activities for grades two through three and grades four through five assesses technical and procedural problem solving. The majority of the lessons focus on force and motion,...
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Utah Open Textbook: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Textbooks come in all shapes, sizes, and media these days. An electronic textbook resource offers Physics materials for a full course. The text offers an explanation of physics topics as well as examples of calculations and reading...
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Fired up about Energy

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Pupils often inadvertently develop misconceptions due to assumptions made during instruction. A video presentation from the Good Thinking PD series describes how misconceptions about the transfer and conservation of energy occur. By...
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Game, Set, Match!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The physics of the human body is amazing! Learners mix a little biology with a little robotics to examine the mechanics of human joints. After researching the structure of each joint, collaborative groups use everyday materials to...
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Thermodynamics: Crash Course History of Science #26

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists discovered the first law of thermodynamics 25 years after the second law of thermodynamics. The seemingly obvious discoveries sometimes confuse scientists while more complex challenges encourage extra study—and take more time...
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How Do Biological Organisms Use Energy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When an organism eats, how does food become energy? Young biologists follow glucose through the process of cellular respiration to the creation of ADP using a discussion-based activity. The resource also highlights conservation of mass...
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Nanotechnology: A World of New Possibilities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Good things come in small packages. A four-lesson unit plan provides educators with a framework for teaching about nanotechnology. The lesson looks at how nanotechnology relates to water purification, cancer treatment, solar energy, and...
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Introducing the Types of Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scientists explore many different types of energy including light, heat, nuclear, sound, potential, and more. They match the types of energy and identify when energy transfers from one type to another.
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The Cold, Hard Truth

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Things are really getting heated in the lab! Science scholars scope out the facts about heat energy transfer using a simple lab from the K20 series. Groups collaborate to observe temperature changes between hot metal and water, then use...
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Maximum Mentos Fountain

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A messy fountain is potentially an energy experiment in disguise. Groups investigate the variables in creating a fountain from soda and Mentos. The last activity in a six-part series on energy has the class observe the fountain in terms...
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Exploring Energy: Energy Conversion

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The energy is not really lost, it is just converted to a different form. Pupils learn about the conversion of energy in the fifth segment of an energy unit with six parts. Learners develop an understanding of the conservation of energy...
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Exploring Energy: Kinetic and Potential

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The potential of the energy in the class is moving. The third segment in a six-part unit on energy provides a deeper understanding of kinetic and potential energy. Learners understand the relationship between mass, speed, and energy and...
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Spool Racer Design and Competition

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wind it up and let it go. Individuals build a basic spool racer in the second portion of a six-part unit on energy. After receiving three criteria, pupils modify their designs to meet the new challenge. Pairs compete against each other...
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How Does the Earth Cool Itself Off?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Where does all the heat go when the sun goes down? An interesting lesson has learners explore this question by monitoring the infrared radiation emitted over time. They learn that hot spots cool more quickly that cooler spots.
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If Hot Air Rises, Why Is it Cold in the Mountains?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Investigate the relationship between temperature and pressure. Learners change the pressure of a sample of air and monitor its temperature. They learn that as air decreases its pressure, its thermal energy converts to kinetic energy.
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Can You "See" Infrared Radiation?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do your pupils and snakes have in common? They can both see thermal radiation! A hands-on activity trains individuals to locate a thermal energy source blindfolded. They learn how to sense the location even when it is far away.
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Collisions and Kinetic Energy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can your physical science classes describe what happens when two objects collide? Whether they are new to the study of kinetic energy or just brushing up on their skills, pupils can observe the outcome of a variety of collisions using a...
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PS3C - Relationship Between Energy and Forces

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do you help your pupils understand the relationship between energy and forces? The video tackles standard PS3C using a concept map and demonstrations. The narrator also provides key vocabulary scholars should master at each grade level.
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Different Excited States for Different Elements

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the excited states of atoms through an interactive lesson. Scholars adjust the initial speed of atoms and observe the kinetic energy of the system as the atoms interact. As they change the initial speed and location of the atoms,...
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Energy Transfer in Trophic Levels

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learn more about food chains, the food web, and the concepts relating to them. It focuses on consumers, producers, decomposers, energy transfer, and energy loss across trophic levels.
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The Flow of Energy: Heat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When you're hot, you're hot! But, how does something get hot? Young scientists discover the properties of heat energy in an insightful video. The narrator discusses the differences between kinetic and potential energy, how heat transfers...
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Amusement of the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your class on the ride of their lives! Physical science scholars get an in-depth look at potential and kinetic energies in an amusement park-themed unit. Students research, design, and promote their own amusement parks, complete...
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Potential Energy

For Students 5th - 7th
Did you know a tennis ball has potential? Collaborative groups analyze the potential energy of a tennis ball based on its height. They measure its starting height and the height after its first bounce. Using a graphical analysis, they...
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Every Force in Nature (Theory of Everything, Part III)

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you explain the standard model without doing the math? You bet! The short video uses sheep and currency exchange to express the fundamentals of the equation that explains everything. The narrator then relates the analogy to the...
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The Energy of Toys

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many children's toys demonstrate energy transfer without electricity. The video highlights the drinking bird, which bobs up and down thanks to a chemical reaction. It also demonstrates other classic toys that show energy transfer...
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Car Collision

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When a car crashes into a wall, does it just stop or does it bounce or roll backwards? A simulation relates velocity, kinetic energy, momentum, and restitution to answer this question. Scholars apply their knowledge through eight levels...
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Electric Analogies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We can see the result of electricity  but not the process itself. The simulation compares electric circuits to a water tower and water wheel cycle. Young scientists adjust the height of the tower, the amount of resistance, and if the...
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Feeling the Heat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do the changing seasons affect the homes where we live? This question is at the forefront of engineering and design projects. Challenge your physical science class to step into the role of an architect to build a model home capable...
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Power Lines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does electricity travel through power lines? The simulation demonstrates the how changes in voltage and resistance are related to the distance between power polls and the thickness of the cable. Scholars control three variables in...
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Trampoline

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does a trampoline use mostly potential or kinetic energy? Pupils adjust the mass of the jumper, stiffness of the trampoline, and initial jump height in order to answer that question. The simulation displays graphs of the various types of...
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Wind Turbine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists know wind is a renewable resource, but is it an efficient one? Scholars adjust the propeller diameter on a wind turbine, the wind speed, and the conversion efficiency within range to learn about the efficiency of these...
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Keeping It Hot!

For Teachers 7th Standards
Hot off the presses, this collection of thermal energy activities, lessons, and printables is sure to amaze. Demonstrate how thermal energy moves about in a system using simple materials. Pupils demonstrate their understanding...
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Bow and Arrow

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where does the energy of an arrow come from? Is it from the person, the bow, or somewhere else? A simulation allows scholars to adjust the stretch distance and the elastic constant in order to understand where the energy comes from, what...
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Post-Assessment Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
After nine lessons and activities about energy, here is the final assessment. The 20-questions include multiple choice, multiple choice with justification, short answer, answer analysis, and labeling diagrams to challenge learners.
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Peanut Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do humans get energy since they aren't mechanical and can't photosynthesize? Learners explore this question by relating potential energy in food to human energy levels. Scholars measure the change in mass and a change in temperature...
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Energy Transfer and Transformation

For Teachers 6th Standards
When you take a simple task and create an exceptionally difficult way to complete it, it is known as a Rube Goldberg machine. These machines are filled with many types of energy transfers and energy transformations. Here, pupils watch...
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The Physics of Roller Coasters

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Applied physics excites learners because it is about race cars, airplanes, and even roller coasters. Roller coasters are the focus of a video that focuses on the physics of roller coasters starting and stopping. It highlights the...
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Skateboard Performance Testing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Perform an activity on performance testing with a lesson focused on the purpose of wheel bearings on skateboards. Learners conduct performance testing on a skateboard to collect and interpret data.
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Effects of Energy Transfer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The idea of a country using 100 percent renewable energy was first proposed in 1975 and as of 2016, six countries are already at that mark, with most industrialized countries hoping to be there by 2050 — less than 100 years after the...
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Calculating Power and Fuses

For Students 9th - 12th
Watt is this video about? It explains how to calculate power when you know the energy and time, and continues by discussing fuses, currents, and electrical surges. 
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Energy Transfer and Efficiency

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Offering more than just light, a lamp can serve a dual purpose as a heater. The video shows that a lamp converts electricity to light and heat energy. Although the purpose of the lamp is light, most of the energy is in the form of heat....
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Evaporation and Condensation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sweating isn't gross; it actually serves an important purpose! Learn how evaporation absorbs energy and condensation releases energy. 
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Building an Electric Motor

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Rev your motor with a hands-on activity about electricity. Learners build their own electric motor before reading a handout and answering some questions. 
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Middle School Sampler: Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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Temperature and Bounce

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take part in a fun experiment and hold an impromptu bouncing contest with your class. Young scientists heat and cool balls before bouncing them to determine whether temperature changes affect how they bounce. The set of STEM lesson plans...
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Calibrating Thermometers

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Engage young scientists in the upper-elementary and middle school grades with this collection of simple experiments. Whether you're teaching about heat transfer, density, or potential energy this resource has a lab for you.
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Give and Take

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Heat-sensitive liquid crystal sheets are available in a variety of sizes and temperature ranges. Purchase a class set of hand-held sheets and color half of each with a silver permanent marking pen. Learners of light can hold them under a...
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Investigation: Heat Exchange

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After a brief reading on conduction and home heating systems, middle schoolers design a comparison experiment of temperature change in both hot and cold water. They will need to write up their own lab reports even though the procedure...
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Electrical Energy from Source to Destination

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After viewing images of energy resources used for generating electricity, the class discusses the process of transformation. In pairs, they work on describing what they see in a diagram of a power plant and in graphing its energy data. 
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Energy At Play

For Teachers 4th - 8th
If you can find Tinker Toys™, then this may be a fun assignment for your physical science class. Using the construction set and a few other toys, they examine the forces involved when it they are being played with. For each, they...
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The Transfer of Energy 3: Rust and Corrosion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the type of chemical reaction that occurs when metal rusts. They conduct an experiment looking at the rate of corrosion in steel wool. This is activity three in a three activity unit on the transfer of energy.
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Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This...
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The Transfer of Energy 1: Thermochemistry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Budding chemists achieve a basic understanding of the role of heat in chemical reactions. An online worksheet gives learners instructions and questions to answer as they investigate the Chem4Kids website and perform a hands-on lab...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Heat

For Students 9th - 12th
The laws of thermodynamics raise the temperature in your classroom when physics pupils complete this worksheet! They demonstrate their understanding by calculating specific heat capacity, final temperature, amount of work done, and more....
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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Heat

For Students 9th - 12th
This worksheet would make a nifty quiz on the laws of thermodynamics. Nine multiple choice questions assess high schoolers' understanding of energy transfer, specific heat capacity, phase change, fusion, and vaporization. It is short but...
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Practicing with Specific Heat Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th
When high school physics learners are studying specific heat, you can offer this resource to help them practice performing calculations. There are two pages of problems to solve. You could assign them together as homework, or separate...
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Use Concept Maps to Teach the Transfer of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Practical tips, lessons, and ideas for teaching the transfer of energy.
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Exploring Electricity - Four Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th
These are four classic activities used for instructing upper elementary electricians. The first involves experimenting with the Van de Graaff generator. The second is a series of hands-on experiences with static. In the third activity,...
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Gears and Drive Belts

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Activate middle schoolers' minds with this physical science activity. Learners vary the diameter of gears and the number of teeth on them to find how energy output is affected. This writeup features well-developed background information...
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Energy Transformation Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
Upper elementary or middle school scientists determine what types of energy are involved in six different pictures. Then they produce examples of three different energy transformations. This activity has colorful graphics and is neatly...
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Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer lesson, students make their own ice cream and discuss energy transfer and thermal energy. Students view a radiation overhead and its role in...
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Generating Electricity from Coal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is a fossil fuel? Ever heard that question? Well, now you have an answer, or least a research project that will allow learners to find the answer on their own. They research how electricity is generated from coal then create a...
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Energy Transfer: The Flow of Heat

For Teachers 6th
Have your class experiment with heat flow through materials. Learners conduct a heat flow experiment and chart their results. The lesson comes with all of the directions, templates, and other necessary materials.
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How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity A

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Environmentally friendly engineering teams construct a water wheel and experiment with its speed and the resulting amount of weight it can lift. Consider following this activity with two more of the same title by the same publisher when...
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Energy and Change: The Five Basic Laws

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Five basic law of physics and energy are listed here, with a simple explanation of what each actually means in the real world! Your young physicists will appreciate the concepts being made more relevant and the language being made more...
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Energy Basics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
As the title says, some basics of energy are given here. The first section of the slide show focuses on heat energy, differentiating between it and temperature. Chemical and sound energy are introduced, and then the three are combined to...
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Striking a Balance

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore energy by participating in a role-playing activity. In this energy transfer lesson, students discuss how humans retain and disperse their energy and the similarities we have with all organisms in that regard. Students...
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Urban Heat Islands: An Introduction to Energy Transfer and Transformation

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary school physical scientists explore kinetic mechanical energy by dropping a golf ball on different surfaces. They discuss how human made materials might react to light differently from nature made materials. This lesson plan...
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Construction of Food Chains and Tracing Energy Changes

For Teachers 5th - 9th
If you need a few basic activities for teaching food chains to your emerging ecologists, here they are. Three sheets of organism cards are included for learners to cut out and arrange according to trophic relationships. To make the most...
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What is Energy? Different Kinds of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce physical science learners to the forms of energy using this PowerPoint. The concluding slides present scenarios for discussing the transfer of energy from one form to another. Informative text is crisp and attractive, but the...
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Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, while all text and no graphics make Energy a dull presentation. It is informative, teaching viewers about work, conservation of energy, and sources that can be used to generate electricity. It...
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Solar Matters II- Ice Cube Race

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars discuss the methods of energy transfer. In this energy transfer lesson, students use ice to demonstrate what happens when energy is transferred. Young scholars complete a Science Journal page as an assessment.
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Study Guide for Chapter 8: An Introduction to Metabolism

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this metabolism worksheet, students recall and define laws of energy transfer. Students make predictions based on Gibb's Law. Students illustrate exergonic and endergonic reactions.
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Wow Waves (Waves on the Fly)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students formulate hypotheses on wave behavior and test them. In this physics lesson, students compare and contrast transverse and compression waves. They determine the wavelength of transverse waves.
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Heat Loss and Cool Gains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders predict what happens when cold and hot water are mixed together. In this physics lesson, 5th graders discuss how heat transfer takes place. They record temperature readings and compare it with their prediction.
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Fish Camp Packaging

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders observe the change in temperature in different solutions. For this physical science lesson, 10th graders explain the flow of energy in the system. They determine what role salt played in the process.
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Introduction to Energy Transfer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students demonstrate an understanding of thermal conductivity. In this energy transfer lesson, students investigate conduction, conductivity, and radiation. They determine how the transfer of energy is related to various forms of Alaskan...
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Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars compare and contrast the different types of heat transfer. In this earth science activity, students draw and label the energy transfer that takes place in sea ice. They make ice cream in the lab and explain how salt and...
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Pinniped Beach Resort

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders design an experiment to investigate what happened to the temperature in the cans. In this earth science lesson, 10th graders explore how energy is transferred from one place to another. They collect data from the experiment...
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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions in Everyday Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare exothermic and endothermic reactions. In this energy transfer lesson, students working in pairs will identify photos in a PowerPoint as examples of energy being taken in or energy being released. They will create their...
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Junkyard Wars: Wild Watercraft

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop a fast travelling hull for a boat. In this physical science lesson plan, the students' hulls will be tested in a channel (built by the teacher) with a fan as the driving force. The students will compete for who has the...
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Electricity - How it Works and How We Measure and Pay For It

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate energy consumption by researching wattage.  In this electricity lesson, students discuss how electricity works and gets transferred to our electronic devices through generators and circuits.  Learners examine their...
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Energy Transfer in Musical Instruments

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create unique sounds using different instruments.  In this energy lesson, students read and define several vocabulary terms such as heat, energy transfer and thermal equilibrium.  Students utilize several household objects to...
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Managing Heat

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders perform various experiments to show the flow of energy that causes heat. For this heat lesson, 3rd graders understand how heat is transferred or trapped. Students use the scientific method and critical thinking skills to...
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Transfer of Energy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this transfer of energy worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that shows the relationship between the sun, producers, first order consumers and second order consumers. They describe why it is important to understand the...
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Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students participate in a culminating activity for a unit on Energy and Simple Machines. They are challenged to incorporate simple machines in to a complex mechanical system. While designing and testing their machine they will also...
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Energetic Musical Instruments

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students apply the principles and concepts associated with energy and the transfer of energy in an engineering context through the designing and making of a musical instrument. After the accomplishment of the design, students must...
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Energy: The Universal Currency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Science stars examine the concept of energy by thinking about everyday situations. The lesson plan is incohesive. It lists goals for the student, but doesn't address all of them in the content. The best use of this resource would simply...
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Energy in Motion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore energy transfer. In this thermal energy lesson plan, 5th graders stretch rubber bands several times and estimate the band's temperature change. Students identify this action as an example of thermal energy. Students...
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Heat: Mini Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students experiment with heat. In this physical science lesson, students engage in hands-on activities to develop concepts related to heat. Students offer explanations for their observations using given vocabulary.
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Adobe

For Students 5th - 8th
In this adobe worksheet, students read about adobe soil and how it was used for building because of its insulating properties. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
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Energy Transfer

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine how a change of state involves energy transfer. Using data logging equipment, they investigate the energy transfer process, explain the change of state using the particle model of solids, liquids, and gases, and...
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Ice Melting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design investigations to test various materials to prevent heat gain in frozen water. The task assess students' knowledge of scientific inquiry including the following skills: observation, data collection, measurement,...
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Survival

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the best material from which to make a jacket to keep the body warm in a cold, dry, windy climate. This task assesses the student's ability to perform an entire investigation. In this question the independent...
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Survival

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the best material from which to make a jacket to keep the body warm in a cold, dry, windy climate. This task assesses the student's abilities to perform an entire investigation.
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Making Energy "trails"

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore ten different stations that demonstrate either chemical, kinetic, or mechanical energy. They examine the way energy is transferred during each station's hands-on activity. Stations include vinegar and baking soda,...
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Insulators, Conductors, and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders conduct experiments to determine what types of material make good insulators. They prepare a graph of time vs. temperature for their sample. They choose a graph using each kind of material to display for class analysis and...
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How a Circuit Works

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover the basic principles of circuits by designing and testing some of their own. They are told that circuits usually have a power source such as a battery and a resistor such as a light. Students make a circuit using a...
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Specific Heat Capacity of a Metal

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the relationship between heat and energy transfer. They review terms including heat, work, calorimetry and the procedures for an experiment. After assembling the materials for the experiment, they observe...
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Do It Yourself: Energy Transfer Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss the different types of energy and experiment with tesla coil to show the three types of energy transfer. They write conclusions in their science journal.