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Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

 
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Energy Transfer Presentations - Day 1

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

Scientists present their findings, like ours about the transfer of energy, to one another to strengthen the discipline of science.

 
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Electric Energy Transfer Investigation - Day 4

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

Complex relationships in electrical energy can be investigated in depth, given the right amount of time and resources.

 
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Introduction to Energy: Types, Conservation, and Conversion of Energy

High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
Rachel Meisner
Chula Vista, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Energy can be characterized as potential or kinetic. Additionally energy cannot be created or destroyed but rather can be converted from one form to another.

 
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Roller Coaster Problem Based Learning Project, Day 1

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

Students build a roller coaster that demonstrates conservation of energy.

 
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Marble Roller Coaster Lab

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 are useful models for studying the conservation of energy.

 
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Work - Kinetic Energy Theorem

High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the relationship between Work and Kinetic Energy.

 
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Work & Energy Lab: Part I

High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today, students put their knowledge of mass, force, and distance to work!

 
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Marble Ramp Lab

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

Planning and carrying out investigations is an essential physics skill students can use to design a lab where potential energy is transferred into kinetic energy.

 
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Roller Coaster Problem Based Learning Project, Day 2

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

Students take measurements from their roller coaster to calculate different values related to energy.

 
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Parallel and Series Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the currents add together and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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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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Circuit Sukoku

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the current adds and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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Ohm on the Range

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ohm's Law, V=IR, is the mathematical relationship between voltage, current and resistance.

 
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Investigating Work and Forces - Day 2

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

Investigations can be enhanced and data can be made more accurate by refining first efforts: our force and distance measurements are improved.

 
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Electrostatics Quiz/Introduction to Electric 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:

With excellent data, the job of inducing rules about electric circuits becomes easier.

 
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