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
5F. explains conservation of mass and energy and explains interactions of energy with matter, including changes in state.
5G. uses kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics to explain energy transformations."
Student note guide/worksheet to the PowerPoint lesson II in the "Energy" unit - introductory physics. This lesson explains how energy can be converted; the law of conservation of energy and how energy is related to mass.
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:
kinetic energy (KE)
law of conservation of energy
potential energy (PE)
gravitational potential energy (GPE)
special theory of relativity
E = mc^2
law of conservation of mass
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