Energizing Lessons

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The third-grade students at Blue Point Elementary School are immersed in a new science unit focused on energy and have been spending time investigating the subject along with its many forms. 

Working in small groups, the students performed experiments designed to show that energy can change from potential to kinetic and back again. As visual demonstrations of the topic, the third-graders built their own roller coasters and measured the distance a toy car traveled after making its way down a ramp. 

They observed that an object moves slowest at the highest point, thus utilizing the least kinetic energy and most potential energy; and if a car’s stored energy increases, then the distance it travels will increase.