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141 resources with the keyterm potential energy

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Investigation: Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By rolling marbles down a six-foot length of track, physical scientists determine how much energy is lost to heat. It is recommended that you opt for the foam pipe insulation track because more friction slows the marble, allowing...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and...
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Baby Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Baby energy is not what it sounds like, it's better. Using a baby playing at the park as his model, this young man describes, provides solid examples, and works through a series of equations that show energy. Potential and kinetic...
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For Teachers 4th - 9th
You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful lesson on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult....
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Projectile Motion Review

For Students 9th - 12th
Launching Fluffy, the Wonder Hamster, in a catapult might not be humane, but imagining the action to analyze projectile motion should be acceptable. This physics resource injects a little silliness, yet is quite serious about assessing...
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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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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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Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING CHEMISTRY 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2006 version of the Regents High School Exam is just as thorough as the rest of them! Assess chemistry learners on an entire year's curriculum when they take this thirteen page test. 
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Forms of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a series of activities related to forms of energy. In this energy lesson, students look at forms of energy in their school, how energy is conserved and used efficiently, how magnets are used to generate electricity, and...
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Design Your Own Rollercoaster

For Teachers 5th
Here is a physics lesson that your 5th graders should love. They explore the physics behind roller coasters by viewing roller coaster simulations online. Then, they work in pairs in order to design their own roller coasters and track....
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Applications of Energy to the Real World

For Teachers 6th
As an introduction to the concept of energy, this interesting and informative resource would be a terrific addition to a unit. Although there is quite a bit of information presented about kinetic energy, potential energy, and related...
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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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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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Roller Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity....
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Investigation: Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A well-developed lab sheet guides physical science learners through an investigation of kinetic and potential energy. In small groups, collaborators discover whether or not the ramp height or mass of an object has an effect on the...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity C

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can the force of falling water through a tube vary by altering the diameter of the tube or its height? That is what physical scientists aim to discover in this activity, the third in successively more revealing activities on the power of...
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Rubber Band Racers

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading a brief overview of automobile history and introduction to energy and motion, automotive engineering teams plan, construct, test, and evaluate a rubber-band-powered car. This manipulative experience can enrich understanding...
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Video 10 - Potential Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The final video in a 10-part series, a resource models and explains potential energy using animated cartoons. Two characters, most likely meant to represet David and Goliath, demonstrate potential energy. A relatively straightforward...
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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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NASA: Law of Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cute animations and an animated narrator lead young physicists through kinetic energy calculations. The law of conservation of energy is also explored. The quality of visuals is somewhat blurry, but because of the enthusiasm and clarity,...
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Bowling Ball- Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A homemade video of a physics teacher demonstrating the conservation of energy with a bowling ball pendulum. It is entertaining because he stands against a wall and releases the ball right in front of his face, trusting that because of...
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STEMbite: Energy Transfer

For Students 5th - 8th
Terrific toys turn into a demonstration of the transfer of energy. Potential energy becomes kinetic energy as the wind-up toy walks, a popper flies into the air, and a balloon whizzes when the air inside is expelled. The concept of...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Energy

For Students 4th - 8th
Energize your physical scientists with this little video on potential and kinetic energy, transformation of energy, and the generating of electricity. Bill Nye walks viewers through the process of burning coal to create steam, turn a...