Energy: Teacher Links

Energy Book Cover
This Energy unit is part of SEPUP’s Issues and Science three-year Middle School program. Each unit of the program incorporates science and engineering concepts and practices with current issues.


Learning Pathway Diagrams for this unit:

Activity 3
Roller Coaster Energy

Roller Coaster Model Interactive
At this site you can create your own roller coaster and observe energy transformations as the roller coaster travels along the track.

Design a Roller Coaster
At this site you can participate in a short project to create your own roller coaster. Then you can have it evaluated for “safety” and “fun” scores.

Energy Skate Park Basics
Learn about conservation of energy with a skater gal! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as she moves. Build your own tracks, ramps, and jumps for the skater.

Activity 13
Maximizing Solar Energy Transfer

Solar Oven Designs
This site has various designs for solar ovens used to cook food.

Simple Solar Oven Designs
This webpage provides six different solar oven desgins that can be built from recycled materials.