Students’ age range: 14-16
Description: The teacher will tell the students that their movement is an example of kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion.
The teacher will give them an example of kinetic energy, such as a child who is running down the street. Explain that potential energy is the energy that is stored in an object. An example of potential energy would be a child who is sitting still.
The teacher will tell the students that they will be doing an experiment and learning more about force, motion, and energy.
Students will be asked to identify the pictures that are mounted with prompt from the teacher.
Different Forms of Energy.Potential versus Kinetic Energy
Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas.
The skills include the following:
• Supporting one's ideas
• Building on or challenging another's ideas
• Applying ideas to life
Students will respond to questions posed by the teacher.
Students will apply individual and collective skills.
The teacher will give the groups 5-10 minutes to discuss as smaller groups and then call the students back to the whole group.
The teacher will distribute a pencil the experiment organizer to each group.
Allow individual groups to share their ideas, and challenge other students to ask clarifying questions using the question guides.
Circulate around the groups to assist as needed.
Students will work in groups to complete their experiment.