Lesson Plan

Exploring Energy: Kinetic and Potential

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 learn that potential energy comes in many forms.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Reference the spool racers when introducing elastic energy
  • Have the class crate energy flow charts to show how one energy is converted to another
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class has a basic understanding of energy
Pros
  • Uses a PowerPoint presentation to guide the lesson
  • Contains an answer key to assessment
Cons
  • None
Common Core
NGSS