Do you need to teach about kinetic energy? This resource is on kinetic energy and its relationship to mass and speed. Students will analyze graphs and construct graphs to show that mass and speed increase kinetic energy. This resource starts with a slide show on kinetic energy and phenomena. Students will love learning about kinetic energy.
This resource includes:
- a slide show
- strategic notetaking guide
- response pages
- answer keys
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Edith ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied
I loved this unit on kinetic energy. Great information and a nice mix of activities. The reading passages and the slide show were awesome and the students loved the lab!
Wendy ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied
Great comprehensive unit for middle school science. It went well with the standards, and there were a variety of activities to seal the learning. Thank you!
This resource is aligned with the following standards:
NGSS MS PS3-1 Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on descriptive relationships between kinetic energy and mass separately from kinetic energy and speed. Examples could include riding a bicycle at different speeds, rolling different sizes of rocks downhill, and getting hit by a wiffle ball versus a tennis ball.]
Utah SEEd Standard 8.2.1
Use computational thinking to analyze data about the relationship between the mass and speed of objects to the relative amount of kinetic energy of the objects. Emphasis should be on the of mass and relative speed to the observable of the kinetic energy. Examples could include a full cart vs. an empty cart or rolling spheres with different masses down a ramp to measure the effects on stationary masses. Calculations of kinetic and potential energy will be learned at the high school level. (PS3.A, PS3.C)
NJSLS MS-PS3-1 Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
This resource begins with phenomena and has an informative slideshow and follow-up pages as well as a quiz.
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