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.
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.
5I. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study matter and energy."
Student note guide to the PowerPoint lesson V in the "Energy" unit -introductory physics. This lesson explains why conduction is slower in gases; describes convection currents and their importance and discusses three laws of thermodynamics.
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:
laws of thermodynamics
law of conservation of energy
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