Archive: Energy: Stop Faking It!, Jan 9, 2007

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Simple Machines!
The first of two Web Seminars on Energy: Stop Faking It! was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenter was Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the popular NSTA Press series Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. Robertson focused his presentation on simple machines, while spending some time to review the concepts of kinetic energy, potential energy, and work. For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle

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  • on Wed May 11, 2011 6:39 PM

This is a very good web seminar for both middle and elementary teachers. Some of the graphs will be a little high-level for the elementary group, but the graphics and the simulations are "worth their weight in gold" for all grade levels. This seminar focuses on discussing "Conservation of Energy", transfer of energy, and uses levers and pendulums to help focus the concept. If the teacher has access to a smartboard, they can use the simulations from this seminar in their classrooms and they are excellent. I highly recommend this seminar for both teachers that wish to understand force and energy better and those teachers that would like to add some of this seminar curriculum into their own personal lessons.

Sue Garcia
Sue Garcia


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