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Strand 8.2: ENERGY IS STORED AND TRANSFERRED IN PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

Objects can store and transfer energy within systems. Energy can be transferred between objects, which involves changes in the objectís energy. There is a direct relationship between an objectís energy, mass, and velocity. Energy can travel in waves and may be harnessed to transmit information.

Standard 8.2.2

Ask questions about how the amount of potential energy varies as distance within the system changes. Plan and conduct an investigation to answer a question about potential energy. Emphasize comparing relative amounts of energy. Examples could include a cart at varying positions on a hill or an object being dropped from different heights. Calculations of kinetic and potential energy will be learned at the high school level. (PS3.A, PS3.B)


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