PS3: Energy

Table of Contents
Core Idea

PS3:  Energy

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces


In PS3: Energy, performance expectations are designed for students to create an understanding of energy, energy conservation and transfer, the relationship between energy and forces, and energy in everyday life. Some key concepts in energy for grades 3-5 understanding are the motion of energy, conservation of energy, and the relationship between magnets and energy.


5-PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.



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