Understanding Work and Energy

by: John Haysom and Michael Bowen

Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand work and energy. The experiments include concepts such as how pulley systems work, converting potential energy to kinetic energy, and work done against friction.

Grade Levels

High School Middle School


Instructional Materials Physical Science Physics


Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/1/2010Stock # PB281X_7

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