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Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

 
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Energy Transfer: Engineering Catapults

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

Students use their understanding of kinetic and potential energy to design catapults using easily accessible materials that launch marshmallows!

 
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Potentially Amazing Lab Station Rotation

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

Students rotate through a series of cool labs focusing on potential energy that allows them to work on writing and communicating like a scientist in a fun way!

 
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up in the air lesson
   
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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energy assessment lesson
   

Putting It All Together: 25 Ways to Study

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

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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lightbulb lesson
   

Mystery Box Modeling: Energy Transformations

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

Students create models of energy transformations using pop its, whistling tubes, electromagnets, and more!

 
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lightbulb lesson
   

Rubber Band Cannon Lab

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

Students use rubber band cannons to explore potential and kinetic energy transfer!

 
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Potential and Kinetic Energy

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can potential energy be realized in magnets? Help your students understand potential and kinetic energy using magnets.

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

How can I maximize kinetic energy at the skate park?

 
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skateboard
   

Simple Machines Introduction

6th Grade Science » Unit: Simple Machines
6th Grade Science » Unit: Simple Machines
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Through a station activity involving everyday simple machines, students will form their own ideas of the basic simple machines.

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Conservation of Energy & Energy Transfer

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What happens when friction is added to the skate park?

 
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skate
   

Potential & Kinetic Energy Experimental Design

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy, Force & Motion
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Toys are great tools for learning about physical science. What can you learn by playing with pullback cars? How can you use math to demonstrate relationships?

 
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Energy Habits: Home Energy Audit

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:

This lesson lays down the basics for a home energy audit.

 
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analog power meter reading
   

Molecules

6th Grade Science » Unit: States of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: States of Matter
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Molecule motion is imperative for understanding the basics of liquids, solids and gases and their transitions.

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