Energy in a Nutshell

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Reduce the work it takes to plan a physics lesson on energy with the help of this instructional presentation. Beginning with clear explanations of kinetic and potential energy, this resource continues on to familiarize young scientists with the concepts of work, power, and mechanical advantage.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement this presentation into an introductory physics lesson on energy
  • While viewing the presentation, use physical demonstrations to reinforce key concepts like kinetic energy, potential energy, work, and power
  • Create guided practice problems that allow students to apply the different equations introduced in the presentation
  • Insert images and diagrams into the presentation that reinforce concepts relating to energy
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Key terms are highlighted in the presentation using a yellow font
  • Provides students with equations for calculating kinetic energy, potential energy, work, and power
  • Resource is available as a PowerPoint file that teachers can modify to meet the needs of their individual classes

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