Lessons on Energy

Lessons on Energy
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Sixth-grade students in Debra Smith's science classes at Ronkonkoma Middle School used dominoes and other materials to investigate potential and kinetic energy during a recent lesson.

After constructing setups such as stairs made out of textbooks, the students identified and altered gravitational, elastic, potential and kinetic energy variables and then documented how the amount of each type of energy changed based on what occurred during the test trials.