This is a student guide for mechanical energy. This guide includes all lessons for teaching mechanical energy.
The initial intent was for 9th grade students for both experienced and 1st year teachers . It can be used for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade physics as well.
Features (Besides the lessons):
-Table of contents
- Success criteria list for students to track their own progress (self evaluation)
- Vocabulary area (to be filled out by students)
- Equation area (to be filled out by students)
- Calendar (to be filled out by students)
- Roller Coaster assessment with grading rubric
- Cornell notes format (For AVID)
- All readings included in lesson
- Success Criteria covered are listed
- Essential Question
- Blank "warm up" area
- Blank "board notes" area
- Short daily introductions
- Step by step instructions for all activities
- Practice writing different types of sentences (claims, evidence, example, analysis)
- Multi-level calculation day (Problems go from very easy to college level)
Work Activity-This lesson introduces students to the idea of work through a simple hands-on activity. (included in the preview)
Work Calculations- This lesson includes multiple practice calculation problems.
Potential Energy I- This lesson connects work to potential energy through a simple hands-on activity.
Potential Energy II- This lesson includes a personally curated reading with reflection questions.
Potential Enery III- This lesson includes multiple practice problems for potential energy. GUESS tables are included to help guide students in solving the calculation problems.
Potential and Kinetic Energy- This is a simple non-designer lab. All data tables are laid out for the students and instructions help guide students in data collection and calculations.
Roller Coaster Fun Time- This is a personally curated set of roller coaster problems. This helps students prepare for the assessment.
Power Reading- This is a personally curated simple reading with reflection questions.
Calculations- This is a personally curated set of equations that go from easy to evil.
Roller Coaster Assessment- This assignment/assessment is outlined giving students space to draw their initial designs, graphs, and final designs.