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This item is an model assessment for introductory physics on using energy bar graphs and flow diagrams to illustrate the Law of Conservation of Energy.  It is an example of the Modeling Instruction pedagogical method.  This resource is part of a larger collection of curriculum material for introductory physics courses.
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Keywords:
assessment, conservation of energy, energy, energy bar graphs, energy flow diagrams, kinetic energy, modeling instruction, potential energy
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Metadata instance created December 4, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
June 20, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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August 27, 2007

This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Energy

Energy is a scalar quantity and cannot be represented by vector arrows; thus it can be difficult to assess student understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.  In this model worksheet, students create energy bar graphs and flow diagrams to analyze what happens as energy is transferred and converted.

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Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: What is Energy?

Energy is a scalar quantity and cannot be represented by arrows; thus it can be difficult to assess student understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.  In this model worksheet, students create energy bar graphs and flow diagrams to analyze what happens as energy is transferred and converted.

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Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: Conservation of Energy

Energy is a scalar quantity and cannot be represented by vector arrows; thus it can be difficult to assess student understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.  In this model worksheet, students create energy bar graphs and flow diagrams to analyze what happens as energy is transferred and converted.

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, edited by M. Schober (2006), WWW Document, (http://www.modelingphysics.org/energy/Worksheet2.pdf).
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Modeling Physics.org: Qualitative Energy Storage and Conservation with Bar Graphs, edited by M. Schober (2006), <http://www.modelingphysics.org/energy/Worksheet2.pdf>.
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Schober, M. (Ed.). (2007, August 27). Modeling Physics.org: Qualitative Energy Storage and Conservation with Bar Graphs. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from http://www.modelingphysics.org/energy/Worksheet2.pdf
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Schober, Mark, ed. Modeling Physics.org: Qualitative Energy Storage and Conservation with Bar Graphs. August 27, 2007. http://www.modelingphysics.org/energy/Worksheet2.pdf (accessed 23 July 2014).
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Schober, Mark, ed. Modeling Physics.org: Qualitative Energy Storage and Conservation with Bar Graphs. 2006. 27 Aug. 2007. 23 July 2014 <http://www.modelingphysics.org/energy/Worksheet2.pdf>.
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