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For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When I was young, I was afraid of the dark. Now I am afraid of getting the electric bill. This fourth lesson in a series of eight focuses on coal mining, conservation, and energy efficiency. Scholars start by taking data from a table and...
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Curated OER

#### 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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Teach Engineering

#### Energy Forms, States and Conversions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even magicians can't make energy disappear. In a discussion-based lesson, young scientists learn about energy forms and conversions. They see how energy is neither created nor destroyed; it just changes forms. This is the 11th...
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Curated OER

#### 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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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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Teach Engineering

#### Energy and the Pogo Stick

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let your class bounce to examine the concept elastic potential energy. Individuals bounce on a pogo stick in order to calculate its elastic potential energy. Groups then compare the elastic potential energy to the gravitational potential...
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Teach Engineering

#### Energy Storage Derby and Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups use the engineering design process to build and test a vehicle capable of carrying 250 grams a distance of five meters. The design must allow for the storage of potential energy and turn it into motion, allowing the...
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Curated OER

#### 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

#### 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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National Geographic

#### Affordable Energy for Our Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The question of affordable energy in the United States is debated by high schoolers. Each participating team prepares a multimedia presentation as they prepare to debate. Research skills, creativity, and critical thinking are all...
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National Geographic

#### 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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Curated OER

#### A Home Energy Audit

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Young scholars investigate ways to save energy. For this environmental lesson, students play the role of a building inspector and identify "culprits" that waste energy. Young scholars use a checklist to identify specific practices that...
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Society of Petroleum Engineers

#### Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

For Teachers 2nd - 10th Standards
Energize an environmental science unit on natural resources with this collection of instructional materials. From simple coloring sheets for primary grade children, to guiding questions for a high school research report, a wide variety...
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Curated OER

#### Where's the Heat?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review heat transfer with your seventh graders and guide them in making a practical application. Learners use a paper cutout spiral to locate convection currents in the classroom and throughout the school. They record the temperature at...
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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

#### 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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Disney

#### Renewable Energy

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Bring some energy to your physical science curriculum with this engaging Bill Nye the Science Guy lesson. Based on his Renewable Energy video, young scholars explore the concepts of potential and kinetic energy and learn how they are...
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Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Fossil Fuels

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Eight slides introduce viewers to the wonders and woes of fossil fuels. How are they formed? How do we use them? How do they harm the environment? And how can we conserve? All of these thoughts are briefly touched upon. In addition to...
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Curated OER

#### Energy Transfer (Heat)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The pages of this resource are in landscape view and ready-made to use as slides in a presentation on energy transfer in your high school physical science course. Begin with pertinent vocabulary and finish with an explanation of the...
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Teach Engineering

#### Energy Forms and States Demonstrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does a tennis ball have energy? What about a bowling ball? Demonstrate concepts of different forms of energy forms and states with a variety of objects. Using the equations for potential and kinetic energy, learners determine the amount...
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NOAA

#### An Ocean of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young biologists trace the path of the sun's energy through marine ecosystems in the second part of this four-lesson series. Building on prior knowledge about producers, consumers, and decomposers students are introduced to the concept...
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Mr. E. Science

#### Energy and Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Teens often display potential energy in class and kinetic in the hallways. This third presentation covers the six types of energy, each in potential and kinetic form. It also covers the Law of Conservation of Energy and Einstein's Theory...
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Curated OER

#### 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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Curated OER

#### 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...