Energy Ranking Tasks

The Energy Ranking Tasks Concept Builder is a tool that challenges the learner to use an understanding of energy forms in order to rank three locations along a path according to the relative amount of kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy. In a third activity, students use energy concepts to rank three locations according to the relative amount of speed. There are 12 different situations to analyze and three different activities: Rank That PE, Rank That KE, and Rank That Speed. Each situation presents the learner with a graphic representing the path along which the object moves and identifies three locations along that path. Learners tap on buttons in order to do the rankings. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 12 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 12 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teacher Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.