This review, worksheet, teacher key, and additional activities are a great way to review and reinforce the physics concept of work and how to calculate for work. This has been a great way for my students to learn and retain the often confusing concept of work and the associated calculations. I use this as a conclusion and reinforcement activity for my work unit. This cartoon style design of this lesson and funny word problems makes it more engaging for students. Covers important academic topics (physics, work, joules, and Newtons). NO PREP REQUIRED! This lesson lends itself well to classes that use interactive notebooks. The cartoon review and review questions would be a great addition to student notebooks or binders. Bundle includes: Review sheet, cartoon style review questions, additional resources links and videos for enriching this lesson, student worksheet perfect for classwork or homework, and teacher key. Lesson was created for upper elementary and middle school students and enriches the concepts of physics, work calculations, Newtons, and Joules while reinforcing many common core standards (such as: “Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.”).
Next Generation Science Standards covered in this lesson:
MS PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces
When two objects interact, each one exerts a force on the other that can cause energy to be transferred to or from the object. (MS-PS3-2)
This standard is covered in the lesson when students review and reinforce that no work is done if an object remains unmoved, or that when a push or a pull (force) is transferred through an object over a distance work is done.
Approximately one to two class periods in length (as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class). Created by Mister Science
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