Access Point #: SC.6.P.11.In.1

Identify energy as stored (potential) or expressed in motion (kinetic).
General Information
Number: SC.6.P.11.In.1
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Energy Transfer and Transformations

A. Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.

B. Water and sound waves transfer energy through a material.

C. Light waves can travel through a vacuum and through matter.

D. The Law of Conservation of Energy: Energy is conserved as it transfers from one object to another and from one form to another.

Related Benchmarks

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002040: M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002050: M/J Comprehensive Science 1, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820015: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002055: M/J Comprehensive Science 1 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science

Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

Conservation of Energy Mini Stations:

Students will work through four stations manipulating various objects to foster their understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.

Type: Lesson Plan

Potential and Kinetic Energy; "To Move or not to Move".:

Students will investigate, through a guided exploration lab, using a tennis ball, the Law of Conservation of Energy to differentiate between Potential and Kinetic Energy, and identify real life situations where potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy and vice versa.

Type: Lesson Plan

Projects

Roller Coaster Marbles: Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy:

The goal of this project is to build a roller coaster for marbles using foam pipe insulation and to investigate how much of the gravitational potential energy of a marble at the starting point is converted to the kinetic energy of the marble at various points along the track.

Type: Project

Roller Coaster Marbles: How Much Height to Loop the Loop?:

The goal of this project is to build a roller coaster for marbles using foam pipe insulation and to investigate how much height is needed in order for the marble to run through a loop of fixed size.

Type: Project

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1 Project

Roller Coaster Marbles: Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy:

The goal of this project is to build a roller coaster for marbles using foam pipe insulation and to investigate how much of the gravitational potential energy of a marble at the starting point is converted to the kinetic energy of the marble at various points along the track.

Type: Project