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Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as either motions of particles or energy stored in fields.

 
34 Lesson(s)
   

Voltage and Current Divider Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electricity and Energy Transfer
High School Physics » Unit: Electricity and Energy Transfer
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The conservations of energy and charge can be leveraged to explain the behavior of circuits.

 
Resources (26)
 
Reflections (1)
sisyphus
   
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students ask questions about a roller coaster project.

 
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Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
qft
   

Exploring Calorimetry

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Scientists often proceed by inducing a rule from examples.

 
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Reflections (1)
calorimetry
   

Introduction to Physics via Thermodynamics

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Science is exploratory, iterative, and surprising.

 
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Resources (18)
matches
   

Venn Diagram of Kinetic and Potential Energies

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Kinetic energy is the energy of motion, potential energy is the energy of position.

 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
venn
   

Energy Transformation Project - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Energy is not created or destroyed but changes from one form to another.

 
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energy
   

Qualitative Conservation of Energy

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn conservation of energy using qualitative bar graphs.

 
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qualitative
   

Skate Park Energy

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Energy is conserved and changes from one type to another.

 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
energy skate park
   

Roller Coaster Inquiry

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To investigate how energy trasnfers throughout a system like a roller coaster.

 
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Resources (20)
 
Reflections (1)
roller
   

Kinetic Theory of Matter

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The macroscopic properties of materials (temperature, state, density, etc.) can be explained by its microscopic properties.

 
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Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
molecular collisions
   

Reflecting on Thermodynamics - Content and Process

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We set aside time to reflect upon our learning.

Standards:
 
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Resources (19)
 
Reflections (2)
forest reflections
   

What is Energy?

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students find out what energy is.

 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
energy problem set student
   

Roller Coaster Webquest

High School Physics » Unit: Work and Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work and Energy
Tenicka Norwood
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Roller coasters model the transfer from potential energy to kinetic energy and vice versa throughout the course of a single ride.

 
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Reflections (1)
roller
   

Using A Simulation to Investigate Work and Energy

High School Physics » Unit: Work and Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work and Energy
Tenicka Norwood
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Work is done when an object is displaced in the same direction a force is applied.

 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (1)
its all
   

Enhancing Our Model of Work

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Estimations are important, necessary, and can be improved.

 
Resources (31)
 
Reflections (2)
dilemma
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