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20 resources with the keyterm mechanical energy

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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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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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Investigation: Water Wheel

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists construct a working water wheel from an aluminum pie pan. Because of the sharp edges on the cut aluminum, this activity is for mature learners only. You could have your class compete to see whose wheel can lift...
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Magic Rollback Can

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have your class explore potential and kinetic energy or conservation of energy. They can make a device called a rollback can. Like magic, the can returns to where it started after it has been pushed away.
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Work and Energy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A total of 29 word problems furnish practice in solving for work, energy, and force. A few of the questions display diagrams to help learners visualize the systems, and all of them list five choices from which they select the correct...
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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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Motion Commotion!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the drawings of Rube Goldberg to design and construct a simple machine. They discuss simple machines, and using various materials and toy parts, design and construct a "Rube Goldberg" style machine to ring a bell.
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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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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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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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IPC-Sources of Energy Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this sources of energy worksheet, students complete a concept map and they choose one of the sources of energy in the concept map to research. They create a magazine ad, a newspaper editorial, a newspaper article or any other creative...
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Energy Transformation

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy transformation worksheet, 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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Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
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Producing Electric Current

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Essentially a list of definitions, this slide show will help your students understand the generation of electrical currents using magnets.  There is information comparing the frequencies of currents produced and two slides to detail...
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Energy in Motion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore energy transfer. In this thermal energy instructional activity, 5th graders stretch rubber bands several times and estimate the band's temperature change. Students identify this action as an example of thermal...
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Potential & Kinetic Energy

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students test different sized marbles and how fast they can go. In this energy lesson plan, students test different sized marbles going down an incline. They predict which would have the most potential and kinetic energy. After the test,...
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Potential Energy

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this potential energy worksheet, students determine the potential energy of objects, calculate the work due to conservative forces and the conservation of mechanical energy. This worksheet has 7 problems to solve.
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The Muscle System

For Students 9th
In this muscle system worksheet, 9th graders identify and write the name of each type of muscle associated with the body part listed. Then they label the illustration of the leg showing which muscle contracts and which muscle relaxes.
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Rockin Roller Coaster

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. They create a working roller coaster from provided materials and criteria then evaluate each roller coaster. They...
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Energy Works!

For Students 6th - 12th
In this energy worksheet, students review the different types of energy and determine what form of work that energy provides. Then students give examples of how energy is related to work. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 3...