Help your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students understand Mechanical Energy with these engaging and hands-on forms of energy investigations. This science resource will help your students to develop a deeper understanding of mechanical, kinetic and potential energy. This 8 page lesson includes teacher directions, forms of energy foldable notes for mechanical, potential and kinetic energy, real life application of mechanical energy, hands-on experiment, an application page, 2 exit slip options, a mastery tracking sheet, and answer keys.
Your students will love the opportunity to show off their knowledge of mechanical energy by designing their own rollercoaster! Use these activities as part of your forms of energy unit or just as a lesson on mechanical, potential and kinetic energy. Your students will love these kinetic and potential energy activities and worksheets. View the Preview to see exactly what is included in this forms of energy resource.
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Mechanical Energy Activities are perfect for:
- Whole class science lessons
- Science lab
- Science test prep
- Small group instruction
- Independent centers
Wondering what materials will be needed for this mechanical energy lesson? All materials needed are common household items and can probably be found around your house or classroom. This is to make life even easier on you!
Mechanical Energy Includes:
- List of Materials
- Teacher Directions
- Foldable Notes: Potential, Kinetic, and Mechanical Energy
- Mechanical Energy Real Life Application
- Mechanical Energy Hands-On Experiment
- Design Your Own Rollercoaster
- 2 Exit Slip Options
- Mastery Tracking Sheet
- Answer Keys
Supply List for Mechanical Energy Activities:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Rubber Bands
- Plastic Spoons
- Popsicle Sticks
Florida Science Standards Covered:
- SC.5.P.10.1 Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.
- SC.5.P.10.2 Investigate and explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
- SC.5.P.10.3 Investigate and explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects
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