ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Use models to construct an explanation of how a system of objects may contain varying types and amounts of potential energy (e.g., observing the movement of a roller coaster cart at various inclines, changing the tension in a rubber band, varying the number of batteries connected in a series, observing a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate's hair).

[SC2015] PS8 (8) 15 :
15 ) Analyze and interpret data from experiments to determine how various factors affect energy transfer as measured by temperature (e.g., comparing final water temperatures after different masses of ice melt in the same volume of water with the same initial temperature, observing the temperature change of samples of different materials with the same mass and the same material with different masses when adding a specific amount of energy).

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Combustion
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/combustion/
Description:

In this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of what energy is, how it can be changed into other forms of energy, and how physical and chemical processes contribute to these processes. They also will learn what happens to energy when materials are heated in a combustion system, as in an auto gasoline-powered engine. Prior to beginning this lesson, students should be able to define atoms and molecules in simple terms. They also should understand that atoms and molecules are always moving and that adding heat increases the speed at which they move.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Use models to construct an explanation of how a system of objects may contain varying types and amounts of potential energy (e.g., observing the movement of a roller coaster cart at various inclines, changing the tension in a rubber band, varying the number of batteries connected in a series, observing a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate's hair).

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Static Electricity 1: Introducing Atoms
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/static-electricity-1/
Description:

This lesson is the first of a four-part series on static electricity. In this lesson, students are asked to review websites to learn about the atom's basic structure and the positive and negative charges of its subparticles. This lesson lays the groundwork for further study of static and current electricity by focusing on the idea of positive and negative charges at the atomic level.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Use models to construct an explanation of how a system of objects may contain varying types and amounts of potential energy (e.g., observing the movement of a roller coaster cart at various inclines, changing the tension in a rubber band, varying the number of batteries connected in a series, observing a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate's hair).

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Static Electricity 2: Introducing Static Electricity
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/static-electricity-2/
Description:

This lesson is the second of a four-part series on static electricity. This lesson helps expand students’ concepts about atoms and how they relate to static electricity. In this lesson, students perform some simple experiments, such as creating static electricity to demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other. Then students explore a website that further explains these concepts. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Use models to construct an explanation of how a system of objects may contain varying types and amounts of potential energy (e.g., observing the movement of a roller coaster cart at various inclines, changing the tension in a rubber band, varying the number of batteries connected in a series, observing a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate's hair).

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Static Electricity 3: More About Static Electricity
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/static-electricity-3/
Description:

This lesson is the third of a four-part series on static electricity. This lesson helps expand students' concepts about atoms and how they relate to static electricity. In this lesson, students explore a website to investigate concepts related to static electricity. Then, students perform experiments in which they create static electricity and demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Use models to construct an explanation of how a system of objects may contain varying types and amounts of potential energy (e.g., observing the movement of a roller coaster cart at various inclines, changing the tension in a rubber band, varying the number of batteries connected in a series, observing a balloon with static electrical charge being brought closer to a classmate's hair).

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Static Electricity 4: Static Electricity and Lightning
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/static-electricity-4/
Description:

This lesson is the fourth of a four-part series on static electricity. This lesson introduces students to concepts about lightning and how they relate to static electricity. In this lesson, students explore a variety of websites to learn about lightning and then explain in their own words what causes lightning and how it is related to static electricity.



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