Roller Coaster Marbles: Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy

Resource ID#: 733 Type: Project

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 6
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Parents
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s)
Keywords: conservation of energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, gravity, velocity, friction, energy, motion
Instructional Component Type(s): Project
Instructional Design Framework(s): Cooperative Learning
Resource Collection: General Collection

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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SC.6.P.11.In.1
Identify energy as stored (potential) or expressed in motion (kinetic).

SC.6.P.11.Su.1
Recognize examples of stored energy, such as in a roller coaster.

SC.6.P.11.Pa.1
Distinguish between objects in motion (kinetic energy) and at rest.

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