Reflection: Real World Applications Potential and Kinetic Energy - Section 5: Evaluate


After my evidence of learning is complete, I like to take the activity outside of the classroom and ask the students to make real world predictions. This can be very challenging at times because students are not accustomed to thinking about how science is used. I had to scaffold the question, "How can engineers use the data?"  for some of the students. They truly had no idea how. When using the idea of engineering, I remind the students of the Dream Invention lesson. What can engineers invent or innovate? Tying the activity to a previous activity has really helped students think outside the box. 

  Engineers in Science
  Real World Applications: Engineers in Science
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Potential and Kinetic Energy

Unit 2: Generating Energy
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT differentiate between kinetic and potential energy and how magnetic potential energy is transferred to kinetic energy.

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

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