This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 6 - Force and Motion
The competent science teacher understands and applies the concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
6B. understands the concepts and interrelationships of force (including gravity and friction), inertia, work, power, energy, and momentum
6I. demonstrates abilities to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study force and motion."
Student note guide to the PowerPoint lesson IV in the "Forces in Fluids" unit - introductory physics. This lesson explains how force does work on an object; how work is calculated; and how work and power are related.
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 IV Forces in Fluids" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
W = N x m
objects at rest
James Prescott Joule
Power = work/time
joules per second (J/s)
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