Reflection: Real World Applications Exploring the Relationship Between Potential & Kinetic Energy - Section 3: Students in Action


Most of my students are familiar with skateboarding. They are skateboarders or know someone who is a skateboarder. This PhET simulation connects learning science concepts to student's everyday lives. Research shows that it is easier to retain new information when you can first activate background knowledge to make a connection. 

Physical science is easier to understand when you use what students know already as a hook.

  Making Learning Relevant Through Real Life Examples
  Real World Applications: Making Learning Relevant Through Real Life Examples
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Exploring the Relationship Between Potential & Kinetic Energy

Unit 6: Energy, Force & Motion
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT use evidence to explain how movement changes potential and kinetic energy while total energy remains constant.

Big Idea: How can I maximize kinetic energy at the skate park?

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