Energy Claims and Evidence Activity: Relationship Between Speed, Mass, Height and Energy

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This energy claims and evidence worksheet uses REAL-LIFE and ENGAGING examples to help students to make connections between the factors that affect potential energy (height and mass) and the factors that affect kinetic energy (mass and speed).

Grades 7 and Up

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Students read brief passages, make observations about simple data tables, answer questions, and make claims based on evidence about the factors that affect energy.

Includes both print and Google Slides options to assign.

This activity has 4 parts that can be done together or separately:

  • Bowling Balls (Mass and KE): Read about why bowling balls have different masses and look at data to make claims about how the mass of the bowling ball affects its kinetic energy.
  • Cannonball Splashes (Mass and PE): Read about a cannonball dive splash competition and look at data to make claims about how a diver’s mass affects their gravitational potential energy.
  • Roller Coasters (Height and PE): Read about the tallest roller coasters in the world to make claims about how height affects gravitational potential energy.
  • Car Speeds (Speed and KE): Read about car accidents and look at speed/kinetic energy data to make claims about how speed affects kinetic energy.

Teacher Notes:

  • Please note: This resource does not teach this topic. It is an extension activity when students have already been exposed to this topic.
  • This resource is not editable.
  • An answer key is included.
  • A link to the Google Slides version is provided in the downloadable PDF.
  • We have lots of related resources in the ENERGY SECTION OF OUR STORE.

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