Exploring Energy: What Is Energy?

...Then the water heater exploded like a bomb. Using a video of an exploding water heater, the resource presents the definitions of energy, potential energy, and kinetic energy to be used in later lessons of the unit.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide the formula for gravitational potential energy
  • Lead a brainstorm on what class members know already about energy
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class has limited knowledge of energy and sources of energy
  • The first lesson in a six-part unit introducing energy
Pros
  • Includes a presentation to guide the instruction
  • Contains vocabulary and definitions
  • Provides answer keys for pre- and post-assessments
Cons
  • None
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