Students can see how energy is transformed mechanical to electrical by the excitation of electrons within magnets inside the turbine shaft. This tutorial is appropriate for secondary science teachers and for students of high school physics. The nucleus is composed of protons and neutrons which have roughly the same mass but differ in that protons are positively charged while neutrons have no electric charge. Completely turn-key, with Power Point slides, pretest and post-test, and student infobooks. A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical energy directly to electrical energy, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions. All matter is made up of atoms, which are far too small to see directly through a microscope.
The 17-page construction plans may be freely downloaded and are organized for first-time builders. The author of The Physics Classroom has tied together the concepts of work, power, and Conservation of Energy in this set of 6 interactive tutorials for high school students. Each section provides video clips, images, and diagrams to help kids see how the processes work. Don't miss the sections on tidal energy and ocean wave energy! This is one of our most richly illustrated textbooks full of humorous cartoons and savvy tips on science learning. It could serve as a great reference for teachers planning a unit on clean energy or alternative fuels or as a tutorial for high school students. She is always interested in developing new ways to teach and to that end, she founded the small business CooperativeGames. Easily adaptable for high school.
This interactive offers a host of tools to explore the relationships among force, work, and energy. It is designed to elicit student understanding of three key things: 1 Relationship of kinetic and potential energy in a mechanical system, 2 Conservation of energy conservation in a system both with and without friction adding friction introduces the concept of thermal energy , and 3 Relationship of the skater's mass, speed, and track configuration. Cost is quite reasonable for a week-long maker project. Simulations are often useful in modeling events and processes. You can control ramp angle, friction, and magnitude of force. This approach became the foundation of his landmark textbook, Conceptual Physics, which has since reached the hearts and minds of millions of students worldwide.
Energy Information Administration provides a large set of lesson plans for teaching about energy. This animated tutorial helps students understand the intricate relationship between work and energy, an area of common misconception. It rates each student's roller coaster design for safety and fun, with detailed explanations of the strength or failing of each design. This textbook presents all the sciences—from physics to chemistry to biology, Earth science, and astronomy plus areas where these disciplines overlap. The section on Energy Sources is especially well-developed. A treatment of Integrated Science suitable for middle school and lower high school students. Explore potential energy, kinetic energy, and total mechanical energy with the help of descriptive text, sample problems with solutions, force diagrams, and links to related animations.
Please refer to the style manuals in the area for clarifications. We do, however, require that you be able to read and that you navigate the web with an up-to-date browser. This simulation-based lesson was developed by a middle school science teacher to help students visualize how energy is conserved in a simple pendulum a child swinging on a swing. Students are asked to measure their gain in gravitational potential energy as they climb a flight of stairs, then calculate the rate at which this potential energy is gained. In this version first explore an idealized system no friction and visualize conservation of energy as Energy Bar Graphs display changing kinetic and potential energy levels. Lessons are organized in four categories: primary 30 , elementary 25 , intermediate 22 , and secondary 15 lessons. Each item quantity is based on a single lab student lab group.
You can navigate between the Shopping Cart and the Lab Menu at any time. Paul is also a coauthor of Conceptual Physical Science with John and Leslie , as well as coauthor of Conceptual Integrated Science with Suzanne, John, and Jennifer. The bar graph changes to show kinetic energy being converted to thermal energy, resulting from friction. Choose from different objects to run up the ramp: a box, a dog, a piano, and more. Reset the nucleus to see the randomness. For teachers doing a unit on photovoltaics, this Flash animation will help students visualize what happens at the atomic scale as captured photons are converted to electric current in the solar cell. Natural phenomena often involve sizes, durations, and speeds that are extremely small or extremely large.
Energy bar graphs are simultaneously displayed as the roller coaster runs its course. Through investigations of waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum, students get a solid introduction to energy transformation in a mechanical system. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. It also employs a lively, conversational writing style which focuses on the big ideas, while de-emphasizing specific jargon and vocabulary. The lesson specifically focuses on photovoltaic technology to get kids excited about semiconductor physics. Please direct inquiries to Dean Baird:.
Don't have time to do the full unit? This resource gives step-by-step instructions for building a vertical axis wind turbine in secondary classrooms. Paul has taught as a guest teacher at numerous middle schools and high schools, the University of California at both the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and the University of Hawaii at both the Manoa and Hilo campuses. This section is appropriate for Physics First, as well as high school physics courses. Energy Information Administration provides a wide array of tutorials, background information, lesson plans, games, and activities for teaching about energy. Suzanne is the lead author of Conceptual Integrated Science as well as its high school edition Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations with Paul, John, and Jennifer.
It provides a good foundation for future understanding of the Work-Energy Theorem. This resource gives step-by-step instructions for building a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons. After you have completed your choices for the lab return to this menu for further selections. He also taught for 20 years at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which honored him with its Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. This student activity is designed to explore the concept of work and gravitational potential energy through the system of a roller coaster.
Appropriate for grades 8-12, it provides guided directions to help students understand the random nature of decay of a radioactive substance Polonium-211. You can also print a copy of the shopping cart for reference. You can download it as a pdf or as a Power Point file with answer key. He pioneered the conceptual approach to teaching physics at the City College of San Francisco. This unique activity promotes understanding of the concept of power.