Physical Science

Jennifer Lammers
Peet Junior High School
Cedar Falls, IA

Layer C Activities and Assignments (110 points)

* Assignments in BOLD ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS)

1. ______  Read 4:1, 4:2 and 5:1 and complete the note-taking worksheets for each section (5pts)
1. ______  Create a concept map showing relationships, definitions, formulas (where needed) for energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy, and gravitational potential energy. (10pts)
1. ______  Read the Using Math on pgs  102 & 104 and Do the Kinetic & Potential Energy Problems Sheet.  Show all formulas and work (10pts)
1. ______  Complete the Study guide for this unit (10 pts)

2. ______  Complete the Concept Maps for Work & Power (5pts)

3. ______  Read Applying Math pg 128 and do Work problems (10pts)

4. ______  Read 4:1 pgs 100-105 and do 1-4 pg 105

Read 4:2 pgs 107-115 and do 1-4 pg 115

Read  5:1 pgs 126-131 and do 1-4 pgs 131 (All 3 sections 10pts)

1. ______  Go to http://www.unitedstreaming.com.  ID: peet267   password aea267  Search for Energy Watch the 20 min Energy video  by the © 2000 Visual Learning Company.  Take the Video quiz at the end. (10pts)
1. ______  Go to Ms. Lammers website and take the online quiz for Ch 4.  Print out your results. (10pts)
1. ______  Read the applying math on pg 130 and do Power problems (10pts)

2. ______  Make Vocabulary Flashcards with definitions and pictures for for Energy, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Joule, Law of Conservation of Energy, Joule, Work, and Power (5pts)
1. ______  Go to Ms. Lammers website and click on the math practice.  Do the work and power practice problems.  Check and print out answers. (10pts)
1. ______  Go to Ms. Lammers website and watch the Brain Pop movie on Energy take the quiz.  Write down 3 of the facts that you learn. (5pts)

Layer B Activities (60 pts) EVERY STUDENT MUST DO AT LEAST ONE LAB

1. ______  Bouncing ball lab (20pts)
1. ______  Work Lab (20pts)
1. ______  Soaring Straw lab   (20 pts)

Layer A activities (40 pts total)   Choose one and write a report, create a poster, brochure or Power Point on one of the following topics

1. ______ If the law of conservation of energy states that energy is neither created or destroyed.

(40pts)

• Why are so many people worried about the conservation of energy? (gas, oil, coal?) Explain.
• What is the impact on the environment of these fossil fuels?
• Research  3 alternatives to these and describe.
• How is CFU utilizing any alternatives to fossil fuels?
• List 3 simple ideas that you can do to make your home/life more energy efficient.
1. ______  What is a hybrid electric vehicle? (40pts)
• Research what hybrid cars are on the market today. List two types and approximate cost of each.
• What are the advantages of HEVs as compared to conventional vehicles?
• By what percentage can a HEV reduce emissions as compared to a conventional vehicle?
• Name three types of energy storage systems in HEVs.
• Would you recommend that people purchase hybrid electric vehicles?
• Where in Iowa can a person get a Hybrid vehicle?
1. ______  Nuclear Energy (40pts)
• Research and describe nuclear energy and exactly how energy is created.
• Find out how nuclear energy was discovered and what roles it had in history.
• What are positive and negative uses of nuclear energy.
• Are there any nuclear power plants in Iowa? List locations
• Research the problems associated with nuclear energy and where it’s waste will be stored?