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Texas State Energy Conservation Office

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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New York State University

Law of Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Become energy efficient with a presentation that covers the Law of Conservation of Energy with friction. It also includes energy transformations, power, and units of measurement.
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Curated OER

Conserving Electric Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Another fantastic lesson on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which...
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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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Curated OER

Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Students 5th - 8th
A single-page worksheet that displays a diagram of the swing of a pendulum for physics apprentices to practice with is here for you. Pupils differentiate between potential and kinetic energy, relate the diagram to the law of conservation...
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PHET

Energy Skate Park

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Apply the concepts of conservation of energy to a skater to introduce a fun way the concepts apply to real life. Scholars build tracks, ramps, and jumps then analyze the various types of energy and friction. For an added challenge,...
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Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 4-stroke engine is the first example of this Power Point. Other examples include skating and a demolition machine. The potential energy and work involved that is then converted to another form, is presented in slides that are...
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Curated OER

Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Students...
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Curated OER

Understanding the Conservation of Energy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this conservation of energy worksheet, students read about the law of conservation of energy and about energy distribution. They answer three critical thinking questions about what the law of conservation of energy means to us for...
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Curated OER

Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners investigate the law of conservation of energy. In this conservation of energy lesson plan, students are given a story with several dilemmas to be solved by an equation, knowledge of measurement and knowledge of physical...
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Curated OER

Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics lesson, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the marble's...
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Law of Conservation of Energy Kinetic and Potential Energy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are able to understand the concepts of the law of conservation of energy and the principles of kinetic and potential energy, including understanding the principles behind the law and it's various applications. They...
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Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine their use of energy over a certain time period. They come up with a plan to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. Groups of learners complete a chart with three columns; energy-using events, the form...
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Teach Engineering

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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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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Teach Engineering

Energy Skate Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Skate through a simulation on energy with an a activity that uses a computer simulation of a skater to reinforce the concept of conservation of energy. The resource guides pupils through scenarios using the computer simulation to see the...
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Work and Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you have a ticker tape, this activity will energize your future physicists. They push automobiles and measure the required force, then compare it to the distance and velocity recorded on the tape. Mini lab carts are also used to...
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Curated OER

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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PHET

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...
Interactive
PHET

Energy Skate Park: Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Keep calm and half pipe. An exciting simulation teaches pupils about energy transfer from potential to kinetic and thermal as a skater moves through a half pipe or other track. After a brief introduction, scholars can build their own...
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Curated OER

More Conservation of Energy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this conservation of energy activity, students answer 17 questions about energy, potential energy, kinetic energy and work. They match the conservation of energy equations with 7 given situations.
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Using Conservation of Energy to Determine Average Impact Force

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore the center of gravity with your science class as they create a deadfall trap with common materials. They research the concepts of energy conservation and gravitational force before dividing into small groups to create a model of...
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Texas State Energy Conservation Office