|Unit of Instruction||Process of Science and Energy|
SC.6.P.11.1 (DOS Level 2) Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.
SC.6.N.3.2 (DOS Level 2) Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.
SC.6.N.3.3 (DOS Level 1) Give several examples of scientific laws.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will describe a scientific law as a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world or a prediction of an outcome to some phenomenon. Give examples of scientific laws.
Students will describe and cite examples of the Law of Conservation of Energy
• differentiate between kinetic and potential energy
• identify and demonstrate energy transformation from kinetic to potential energy and vice versa
• utilize a two or three-dimensional model to investigate kinetic and potential energy.
Students will participate in a lab involving creating a pendulum
Students will investigate energy transformation through slinkys
Students will complete ISN notebook activities based on energy transfer
Students will participate in a ball bounce lab
ISN needed daily
ESE/504 accomodations; Student assessments will be scaffolded, broken in manageable chunks, and given in a small group setting. Extra time on assignments, teacher-read content for the students, and alternate assignments will be available. Copies of powerpoints will be made available.