Examples of Potential and Kinetic Energy Lesson Plan



Are you searching for relatable examples of potential and kinetic energy?

Download this fully-loaded activity package, and keep your learners engaged in the learning process. This visual learning tool will capture and maintain your students’ attention span.

With its colorful illustrations and real-life examples of the energy transfer occurring, your learners will never forget this lesson. Readers will learn about potential and kinetic energy as they examine a variety of different types of motion. With all of these familiar illustrations, students will relate to and remember these colorful examples.


This download now includes a hands-on, STEM-based learning activity. Students will design and construct a catapult using inexpensive supplies like rubber bands and popsicle sticks. The follow-up page will help students tie the activity back to potential and kinetic energy.

This PDF can be printed up as either a regular-sized comic or a large poster.

This Examples of Potential and Kinetic Energy download includes:

  1. Google Slideshow- Click anywhere on the page to link to the full slideshow presentation. Enjoy this ZERO PREP teaching aide.
  2. Interactive Table of Contents
  3. Fully Colored Version– Perfect for projecting on front board or printing as a poster.
  4. Black and White Version– Easily printable, fun to color
  5. Fill-in-the-Blank Doodle Notes– Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool
  6. Drawing Doodle Notes– These doodle notes involve more drawing opportunities.
  7. Create Your Own– A completely blank comic template. Students can draw in vertical lines where they see fit. Assess their understanding in a unique way.
  8. Hands-on Catapult STEM Challenge- Students engineer catapults. Instructions are in comic form.
  9. Catapult Follow-up Questions- Questions linking the activity back to potential and kinetic energy.
  10. Rubrics for “Create Your Own” Comic- Two different rubrics to serve as instructions for students and a grading tool for you.
  11. Answer Key for Doodle Notes and Catapult Follow-up Questions
  12. Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!


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