Lesson 2: Investigating Interactions Between Objects

Overview

Students examine “interactions” between objects and practice making claims with supporting evidence. In the second part of the lesson, students link interactions to energy as they practice identifying the energy sources and the energy receivers in different situations.

Key Ideas

Lesson Goals

Students will:

Lesson Resources

Download Lesson Plan ( 13 pages, 644 KB)



Student Handout 2.1: Mapping Energy Sources and Energy Receivers
(1 page, 392 KB)



Student Handout 2.2: Mapping Multiple Energy Sources and Energy Receivers
(1 page, 392 KB)



Student Handout 2.3: Scientists' Meeting Minutes - Reflection and Discussion of Interaction Stations
(2 pages, 488 KB)



Teacher Resource 2.1: Writing Claims and Evidence Framework
(1 page, 393 KB)



Teacher Resource 2.2: Interaction Stations Directions
(5 pages, 792 KB)



Teacher Resource 2.3: Interaction Station Teacher Notes
(2 pages, 508 KB)



Teacher Resource 2.4: Paper Spiral Template
(1 page, 456 KB)



Online Extensions

Basketball Bounce in high speed (super slow motion) video
Racquetball Bounce in high speed (super slow motion) video
Paddleball in superslow motion is a whole new game! (Time Warp video)

Connections to Maine Agencies

A Maine Energy Education Representative Program (MEEP) representative will come to interested schools, free of charge, to guide and support the concepts in this lesson.

For schools in Aroostook County, a Maine Public Service (MPS) representative will come to interested schools, free of charge, to guide and support the concepts developed in this lesson.

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