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Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

 
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Build a Thermos

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Need STEM lessons to help your students explore heat and temperature? This is the one.

 
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Kinetic and Potential Energy Lab Rotation

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore kinetic energy in a lab rotation by creating spool racers, creating 'craters' with marbles and flour, and measuring how different types of matter heat up at different rates!

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this summative assessment, students demonstrate their understanding of energy and scientific writing by answering the essential question. As opposed to a multiple choice exam, students can each demonstrate their understanding in their own way!

 
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Absolute Zero

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Students build on their understanding of measuring heat with this investigation into what we mean by absolute zero.

 
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Putting It All Together: 25 Ways to Study

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students generate 25 ways to study and practice some of these strategies as they prepare for their summative assessment. Students analyze their own formative assessment data to identify their individual learning needs and create a lighbulb graphic organiz

 
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Rubber Band Cannon Lab

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students use rubber band cannons to explore potential and kinetic energy transfer!

 
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Exploring the Relationship Between Potential & Kinetic Energy

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
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How can I maximize kinetic energy at the skate park?

 
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Energy Transformed 1: How Energy Transfers

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students build off of their initial ideas of forms and types of energy to explain how energy transfers form.

 
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Intro to Energy Concepts

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this opening activity to formativly assess your students ideas on energy concepts

 
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Energy Cards: Comparing Sources & Forms of Energy

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this fun activity to activate students ideas about similar forms of energy found in a variety of sources.

 
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Energy Transformed 2: Toys Tell The Story

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Using toys, students explore the basics of energy transfer and have fun while doing it.

 
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Human Power: Doing Work

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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In this hands on, minds on lab, students test their physical abilities while learning what work and power really mean.

 
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Uncovering Student Ideas of Air Being Matter (1 of 2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. This is especially true in science when learning about gases. Students will experience various examples of air acting on matter to support that it is matter!

 
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Energy in Systems: Where Does It Go?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Building off of previous lessons, students apply their knowledge of energy transformations to systems thinking.

 
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Energy, Power and Their Units

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Students meld math and science in their pursuit of making sense of energy and power.

 
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