Energy Conservation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

We know that energy changes form all the time. Your students will become familiar with conservation of energy as they watch an interesting video, trace the conservation of energy through activities, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson students will be able to:

  • define energy and energy conservation
  • identify conversion in energy from one form to another
  • describe the flow of energy through systems

Length

1 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • HS-PS3-1 Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
  • RST.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

Materials

  • Computer with projector
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Printer paper
  • Colored pencils

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