Thinking in Energy - Level 6 - Conservation of Energy

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Thinking Slides:
    The Wonder of Science:

    In this video Paul Andersen shows conceptual thinking in a mini-lesson on the conservation of energy. Two examples are included in the video and two additional examples are included in the linked thinking slides.

    Energy - the ability to cause change
    Conservation - the quantity of a physical quantity remains constant
    Object - a material thing that can be seen and touched
    Field - the region in which a particular condition (i.e. force) prevails
    System - a set of components (e.g. things) working together

    This progression is based on the Crosscutting Concept elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education. “Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it only moves between one place and another place, between objects and/or fields, or between systems.”
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