This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
The competent science teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5A. understands the atomic and nuclear structure of matter and the relationship to chemical and physical properties
5D. understands the characteristics and relationships among thermal, acoustical, radiant, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and nuclear energies
5G. uses kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics to explain energy transformations."
Student worksheet/note guide to the PowerPoint lesson I in the "Energy" unit - introductory physics. This lesson relates energy to work; discusses kinetic and gravitational energy and describes the basic forms of energy.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit V Energy" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
forms of energy
KE = 1/2(mv^2)
PE = mgh
elastic potential energy
stored chemical energy
gravitational potential energy
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