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Potential Energy Objects Interacting at a Distance Middle School Science Unit – NGSS MS PS3-2

Need a little help covering NGSS MS PS3-2 or Utah SEEd 8.2.2 with your 6th or 7th grade science class?

This unit will save you lots of time and energy and will keep your students engaged!

Included are two PowerPoint slideshows, two lab activities, follow-up pages, and an assessment.

Students will learn about potential energy and objects that are not in contact with each other. This unit looks at three types of potential energy: Gravitational, Magnetic. and Electromagnetic.

This unit addresses the MS PS3-1 standard Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

Students will learn about potential energy, make a model to explain their understanding, and they will ask questions and plan an investigation to explore how potential energy varies as the distance within the system changes. 

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