Lesson 4: Mapping Energy Increases and Decreases

Overview

In this lesson, students begin to consider the how the amount of energy available changes as it is transferred from an energy source to the intended energy receiver. Students discover that not all of the energy available from a source is transferred to the receiver in useful forms.

Key Ideas

Lesson Goals

Students will:

Lesson Resources

Download Lesson Plan (15 pages, 672 KB)



Student Handout 4.1: Building a Rubber Band Powered Spool Racer
(1 page, 536 KB)



Student Handout 4.2: (Optional) Energy Map Words
(2 pages, 484 KB)


Teacher Resource 4.1: Everyday Energy Interactions
(1 page, 400 KB)



Teacher Resource 4.2: Possible Responses for Everyday Energy Interactions
(1 pages, 404 KB)

How to build a Rubber Band Powered Spool Racer from ZOOM

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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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