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Standard 4
Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.
 
  • Balloons and Static Electricity
    Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Explore the charges in the sweater, the balloon and the wall as you investigate.
  • Energy Skate Park
    Learn about energy conservation with a skater dude. Build tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves.
  • How Hydropower Plants Work: Inside the Generator
    Animates how electric current is created from kinetic energy.
  • How Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) Work
    Discusses the transfer of heat energy by conduction, convection, and radiation.
  • Nuclear Reaction
    This PBS site about nuclear power provides useful maps, charts, text, and graphics.
  • Physics Hypertextbook
    A collection of physics-related links organized by topic: mechanics, matter, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and more.
  • Roller Coaster Sim
    With this simulation students will learn about the physics behind roller coasters.
  • Roller Coaster Simulation
    Excellent discussion and demonstration of potential and kinetic energy.
  • The Physics Classroom Tutorial
    The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online textbook/tutorial written for high school physics students.
  • The Virtual Nuclear Tourist
    Not only can you tour nuclear power plants around the world, but the site offers and incredible amount of information on nuclear energy.
  • What is Electricity?
    A nice history of electricity and discussion of how it is created and transmitted.

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Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov
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