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What is energy?


Curipod lesson about topic "potential and kinetic energy"

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is energy?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Potential energy is stored energy that has the potential to do work or cause a change. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion - it is the energy that objects have due to their movement. Both types of energy can be converted from one to the other.
Potential and Kinetic Energy
3. Slide
60 seconds
Potential Energy: The energy possessed by an object due to its position or condition. Kinetic Energy: Energy that an object possesses due to its motion. Conversion of Energy: The process of changing one form of energy into another.
4. Poll
60 seconds
Which type of energy do you think is more important for 6th graders to understand?
  • Potential Energy
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Both are equally important
5. Slide
60 seconds
Potential energy can be found in many everyday items like a wind-up toy or a stretched rubber band. Kinetic energy is the reason why a person can jump higher after running. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only transformed from one form to another.
Fun facts:
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw / write: Draw an example of something with potential energy?
7. Drawings
360 seconds
Draw / write: How does the energy of a moving object change when it collides with another object?
8. Open question
150 seconds
When a ball is released from rest, what type of energy does it have?
9. Open question
330 seconds
If you drop a ball from a certain height, what type of energy is the ball using to move?

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