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Energy Transfer Through Collisions

by: Victor Sampson and Ashley Murphy

The guiding question of this investigation is, How does the energy of a moving ball change after it collides with objects that have different masses? In this lesson, the goal is to figure out how the energy of a moving billiard ball will change when it collides with objects of different masses. Students can create objects of different masses by hanging different numbers of washers from a string in the path of the billiard ball. The Teacher Notes provide connections to the standards, a timeline, safety notes, information on materials and preparation, and step-by-step instructions for facilitating the lesson and assessing student outcomes. After the Teacher Notes, you will find classroom-ready reproducible pages in the form of an Investigation Handout and Checkout Questions. Before you begin the lesson, we recommend reading Chapters 1 and 2, which are in this book selection. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) with an explanation of what happens during each of the eight stages of ADI, which are the same for every ADI investigation. Chapter 2 focuses on the investigations and how to use them, not to replace an existing science curriculum, but rather to function as a tool that teachers can use to integrate three-dimensional instruction into their existing curriculum. Also included in the book selection are the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Level

Elementary School

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/30/2019Pages 114Stock # PB349X8_2

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