Energy

Becoming Green Energy Experts

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This Michigan State University/Lansing Boys and Girls Club partnership demonstrates the powerful result of giving youth the science background and tools they need to carry out investigations of their own design, and to communicate their knowledge in their own voice.

Unit 5, Segment D: Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential | Physics in Motion

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We differentiate between the concepts of electric potential energy and electric potential by exploring electric potential energy qualitatively, looking at a charge between two parallel plates, and solving for electric potential in an example problem.

Unit 5, Segment A: Introduction to Electricity | Physics in Motion

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We introduce electricity with overviews of current and static electricity. We discuss electricity's place among the fundamental forces of the universe and discuss how it influences our daily lives.

Unit 5, Segment F: Ohm's Law | Physics in Motion

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Ohm's law is explored qualitatively and mathematically and terms such as voltage, current, resistance, and circuit are defined.

Read Good Books!: Egg Drop Challenge | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about inventions. They are inspired to invent a structure that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped. They choose the materials, work as a team and have a lot of fun!

Unit 5, Segment H: Parallel and Complex Circuits | Physics in Motion

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We define the properties of parallel and complex circuits. We examine how to find the total voltage, current, and resistance of parallel and complex circuits. We also use a V.I.R. chart to find these things across individual resistors within a circuit.

Get Up & Go Play!: Simple Machines | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Playing outside makes kids happier, healthier and stronger! In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Abby Brown visits a playground with a group of kids. Together they discover that their park is full of simple machines!

Unit 5, Segment I: Electrical Power | Physics in Motion

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We investigate the concept of electrical power by examining our own energy usage with an energy audit. Multiple electric power equations are derived, exploring the relationship between electric power and Ohm's law.

Simple Machines | Science Trek

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A simple machine has few or no moving parts, but because of them, humans have been able to create the wonders of the world: the pyramids, computers, even your jar of peanut butter. Learn more about the six types of simple machines; lever, pulley, wheel and axel, inclined plane, wedge and screw, and how they make work easier.

Unit 4, Segment I: Power | Physics in Motion

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We learn how power relates to electrical and mechanical systems. We explore the multiple ways we can express power mathematically by working through an example problem that ties in Newton's second law and kinematic equations to find its solution.

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