Through learning concepts of motion, force and energy, student will be able to design/demonstrate real life applications associated with concepts of momentum, inertia, Newton's Laws, acceleration, electricity and magnetism
We use the concept of energy to help us describe how and why things behave the way they do. We talk about solar energy, nuclear energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, etc. If you apply a force to an object, you may change its energy. That energy must be used to do work, or accelerate, an object.
Motion is part of our daily lives-riding in a car, playing a sport, even dropping a coin. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Energy, Forces, and Motion , an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Grades 6–8. In 9 lessons, students investigate different forces, how those forces change the motion of objects and energy, and the different forms energy can take. Unit materials are available as a 1-class unit kit (item #513001), 1-class refurbishment set (item #513004), 5-class unit kit (item...
A good way to introduce this information is to view portions of the Motion, Forces, Energy, and Electric Current video. Tell students they are going to work in groups to create catapults out of everyday objects.
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Understanding mechanical energy, or the energy of motion, is at the root of so many engineering applications in our world. Engineers design a wide range of consumer and industry devices—vehicles, appliances, computer hardware, factory equipment and even roller coasters—that use mechanical motion.
The force stopping the object's motion might be an obvious one - the ground! Energy may exist in two states: kinetic or potential. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. Potential energy is stored energy. Because of gravity, the higher an object is raised, the greater its potential energy will be. Friction is a force that slows or stops motion.
A force is a push or a pull. We measure forces in "Newtons" (N) named after Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727).. 1 Newton isn't a very big force: it's about the weight of an apple. Forces are vectors, because the direction is important.