It's one thing for middle school physical science students to classify examples of the eight major energy forms. Identifying the energy types involved in a conversion takes additional practice. In this activity, students will analyze fourteen scenarios that involve energy conversion. There are forty-two classification opportunities built into the scenarios where students will identify whether the starting, intermediate, and final form of energy is an example of electrical, mechanical, nuclear, electromagnetic, thermal, elastic, gravitational, sound (sonic), or chemical energy.
I included two versions of this full-page activity. One has an overview of each class of energy in the header as an accommodation, and the other does not in the event you need to differentiate this lesson to meet the varying needs of learners.
This PDF file will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC app. It includes a key with the answers in red font.
This activity correlates with my other publications about energy and work for physical science.
Energy Conversion Identification Quest Set #1
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Kinetic Energy Problem Set
Energy Classification, Work, Potential, and Kinetic Energy Problem Set (Unit Study Guide)
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