Energy Lesson Plans: scroll through the unit, click on linked lessons
Lesson 1: Energy & Work
Engagement: Think/Pair/Share: Define work & energy in your own words.
Activity 1: Examples: Does it have energy? Can it do work?
Activity 2: Energy & Work notes
Activity 3: Chapter 10 Practice Problems (p. 227): 1-5
Homework: Work & Energy worksheet
Lesson 2: Gravitational Potential Energy
Engagement: A student reads the objective.
Activity 1: Which has more energy a penny falling from the roof building or a quarter falling out of your pocket?
Activity 2: Notes: Gravitational Potential Energy
Activity 3: Chapter 11 Practice Problems (p. 254-255): 5-8
Homework: Gravitational Potential Energy worksheet
Lesson 3: Kinetic Energy
Engagement: A student reads the objective
Activity 1: Think Time: Does a rock flying through empty space have energy? Why or why not?
Activity 2: Notes: Kinetic Energy + Check for Understanding
Activity 3: Example: #3 on the worksheet
Homework: Kinetic Energy worksheet
Lesson 4: Conservation of Energy
Engagement: Drop a ball off a cliff← Conservation of Energy.ppt
Activity 1: Pendulum Activity ← Students use pendulums to answer questions
Activity 2: Notes: Conservation of Energy ← Conservation of Energy.ppt
Activity 3: Begin the homework early
Homework: Conservation of Energy worksheet
Lesson 5: Quiz
Engagement: Today is the quiz day
Activity 1: Last minute review.
Activity 2: Energy Notebook Quiz
Homework: Questions from the reading
* I’d like to add something on simple machines & torque