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Ultimate Recycling Machine Conservation of Energy: Chain Reaction

Build a Rube Goldberg.

HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS – EDUCATOR CURRICULUM

The conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but changes from one form to another. Build a chain reaction machine to show how energy changes from one form to another. In this series you will find a set of lessons that guide students through learning the physics behind conservation of energy as well as rubrics, and student handouts for each experiment.

OBJECTIVE: Learners will design and build a device to convert energy.

STANDARDS PAGE
Standard alignment for a Rube Goldberg activity
Next Generation Science Standard alignment for the activity sequence present in the Conservation of Energy Chain Reaction project.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

LESSON PLANS
Lesson plans to teach the Law of Conservation of Energy
A detailed walkthrough of each lesson and activities to teach conservation of energy.

WORK STATION HANDOUT
Student hand out for Work Station activity
A handout to accompany the Work Station activity sequence. This handout can be printed out and supplied to students.

RAMP RACE HANDOUT
Student handout for the Ramp Race activity
A handout to accompany the Ramp Race activity sequence. This handout can be printed out and supplied to students.

SIMPLE MACHINES HANDOUT
Student handout for the Simple Machines activity
A data-sheet to keep track of simple machines while performing the Simple Machines activity. This handout can be printed out and supplied to students.

CHAIN REACTION MACHINE HANDOUT
Student handout for the Chain Reaction Machine activity
Overview handout of the Rube Goldberg activity. This handout can be printed out and supplied to students.

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