Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Note: Many of the activities below provide practice with both kinetic and potential energy. Watch both videos and take some time to practice with both concepts.

Name That Energy Concept Builder

Can you read a statement of a physical scenario and identify whether the described object has KE or PE or both or neither? You probably need to develop this skill and the Name That Energy Concept Builder will help.


What's Up (or Down) with KE and PE? Concept Builder

Look for verbal cues within a descrption and determine if the KE and the PE are increasing, decreasing or remaining constant. Great practice. Needed practice.


Minds On Phyiscs - Mission WE3: Kinetic and Potential Energy

You want to raise your game a notch? Here's how: click this link and try the newly revised Minds On Physics mission on the topic of kinetic end potential energy. Your reward will be given on test day.


Physics Classroom Tutorial. Work, Energy and Power Chapter: Lesson 1: Kinetic Energy

Physics doesn't have to be for rocket scientists only. With the right language - the easy-to-understand language - anyone can understand physics. Check this page out and you will see that it is true.