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Energy and Energy Conservation

       

Essential Questions:

   
  • What is energy and what are the various types of energy ?
  • What does it mean for energy to be conserved?
  • What is an energy transformation?
  • How do I calculate the energies of a system at any point in time?
 

Readings:

   
  Light and Matter Pg 1-44
  Conceptual Physics Pg 1-30
     

Knowledge Checks:

   

 

Link Description Source Website
  Kinetic Energy Reading and questions about Kinetic Energy The Physics Classroom
  Mechanical Energy Reading about Mechanical Energy The Physics Classroom
  Energy Conservation Reading and questions about Conservation of Mechanical Energy The Physics Classroom
  Energy Conservation Practice Problems Practice Questions about Conservation of Mechanical Energy The Physics Classroom
  Sliding Masses on an Incline Select Ranking Tasks from the menu and select the link listed at the left Prentice Hall
  Energy Physlets Select Physlet Problems from the menu. Complete problems 6, 7 and 8 and submit email to teacher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
  Maximum Speed of a Pendulum Select Ranking Tasks from the menu and select the link listed at the left Prentice Hall
  Practice Questions Select Practice Questions from the menu. Complete questions 1-8, 12, 13 and 15 and submit. Email to teacher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
  Energy Conservation Physlets Select Physlet Problems from the menu. Complete problems 2, 3, 4, and 10. Submit and email to teaher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
  Practice Problems Select Practice Problems from the menu. Complete problems 1, 3, 9 and 10 and email to teacher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
       

Labs:

   
  Skatepark Select the lab. Go to the Skatepark website (Click here) then click on run now. Complete this lab and then print to be turned in.
  Mass on a Spring Select the lab. Go to the Mass on a Spring Website (Click here). Complete this lab and then print to be turned in.
     

Class Notes:

 
  Energy Types and Calculations Notes Template for the first lectures with practice problems. Use Ms. Taylor's IM screen name as the password if needed.
  Mechanical Energy Conservation Notes template for lecture with practice problems use Ms. Taylor's IM screen name as the password.