Potential and Kinetic Energy

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Ages: 18 - 18
How to Make a Rocket Blast Off
From 5min, produced by Monkey See
In this science video, learn how to teach your children how to use science to make a rocket blast off. This is a great craft/experiment while teaching transfer of energy (from chemical to mechanic).  (04:23)
May 5, 2010 at 03:07 PM
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Ages: 7 - 12
Energy and Matter - by StudyJams
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
You can think of energy as the ability to move or cause change in matter.  It comes in many forms.  Kinetic energy is energy that is in use, and potential energy is energy that is stored.  Learn more about the different types of energy with this cart... [more]
May 22, 2011 at 08:36 PM
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Ages: 7 - 15
34 Simple Machines Demonstrate a Transfer of Energy
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by PBS
Imagine the most complicated process you could go through to simply pour a glass of milk. Then multiply that by 10. The image in your mind is probably approaching the level of complexity the ZOOM cast members achieved with their milk-pouring machine.... [more]
November 14, 2010 at 08:57 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Potential Energy: Wile E Coyote & Roadrunner
From YouTube
Excellent examples of elastic and gravitational potential energy are then converted to kinetic energy, as shown in this classic Roadrunner episode. (01:23)
March 29, 2011 at 01:15 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Mousetrap Car Introduction
From YouTube, produced by Bill Kuhl
Simple mousetrap car kit designs are shown in this video. Mousetrap cars are a perfect example of elastic potential energy that is tranfered into kinetic energy.  The narrator also explains to students how they can build their own car.  (03:46)
November 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
How it's Made - Lithium Ion Batteries
From YouTube, produced by Discovery
Batteries are examples of stored energy, chemical potential energy to be exact.  But how are batteries made and what is inside? This is a segment from the Discovery Channel series "How it's Made" on lithium ion batteries.(05:36)
March 31, 2011 at 05:59 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
How Lead Batteries are Made
From YouTube, produced by Discovery
Batteries are great examples of chemical potential energy, energy that is stored up.  Find out how lead batteries are made and what causes the chemical reaction as we take a trip to the Superior Battery Manufacturing Company on Discovery Channel's "H... [more]
March 31, 2011 at 06:06 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Potential and Kinetic Energy
From Curriki, produced by Next Vista
What can a baby teach us about potential and kinetic energy? A Colorado teacher lets us know. The video shows examples, as the narrator explains, and also includes definitions and formulas in written form on the screen. (05:02)
June 30, 2009 at 01:00 PM
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Ages: 7 - 13
The Difference Between Kinetic and Potential Energy - Song
From YouTube, produced by Angie Sparks
Animation has been added to the song "Kinetic and Potential Energy" by Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans from the Singing Science Records.  This simple, catchy song will help students remember the difference between kinetic and potential energy.  Examples ... [more]
March 29, 2011 at 01:32 PM
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Ages: 8 - 14
Toys with an Elastic Engine
From YouTube, produced by Buki
This video clip is actually an advertisement for a science kit/toy.  However, the product is the perfect example of potential energy through elastic bands.  The video might inspire students to build their own creation using rubber bands. (00:59)
March 29, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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