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Work, Power, & Energy

Christie Robinson
Allegan High School

Student:  ________________________________________________________  date:  ___________  hour:  ______

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Over the course of the next week you will be working your way through a variety of assignments to learn the information from Chapter 14 Section 1 and Chapter 15 Sections 1, 2, and 3.  There will be times when we work together as a class to discuss/complete notes, there will be times when you may choose to work with a partner, and there are times when you are an independent thinker.  Please use your time wisely!

Instructions:  Below are the activities you can choose from to earn points for this unit.  Start with the Knowledge Activities.  These will help you learn the basics of the unit.  You must complete an activity for each layer, the points for the layer will be granted when the knowledge has been verified.

You may not turn in more than two assignments the final day of the unit!

 Find a partner and complete the Inquiry Activity on page 445. Complete the Math Practice on page 448. Complete the Quick Lab on page 450. Complete the Math Skills on page 458. Comprehension Activities Write a series of math problems to illustrate the application of the math formulas used throughout this series of activities. Draw a series of illustrations that show the application of the math formulas throughout these series of activities. Application Activities Assess the energy of the following objects by illustrating the types of energy in each object.  A car driving A car battery An apple falling A spring-loaded mouse trap Assess the energy of the following objects by stating at least two kinds of energy in each object. A car driving A car battery An apple falling A spring-loaded mouse trap Look up a rollercoaster at an amusement park and analyze the energy transformations and releases that are taking place. Design and build a rollercoaster that would possess enough energy for the cart to complete a full cycle without assistance.  Analyze the energy transformations. Visit a rollercoaster simulator website, design and analyze a rollercoaster’s energy transformations and releases. Write a letter to your children’s grandchildren explaining to them how you used the available renewable resources throughout your lifetime and how you could have improved the respect you had for Earth when you were growing up.  See the rubric for specifics of the grading criteria.

Vocabulary:

Not all of the Key Terms are found in bold or italic letters in your text.  You may have to use supplemental reading materials and other resources to find them.

1. Work
2. Joule
3. Power
4. Watt
5. Horsepower
6. Energy
7. Kinetic energy
8. Potential energy
9. Gravitational potential energy
10. Elastic potential energy
11. Mechanical energy
12. Thermal energy
13. Chemical energy
14. Electrical energy
15. Electromagnetic energy
16. Nuclear energy
17. Energy conversion
18. Nonrenewable energy resources
19. Fossil fuels
20. Renewable energy resources
21. Hydroelectric energy
22. Solar energy
23. Geothermal energy
24. Biomass energy
25. Hydrogen fuel cell
26. Energy conservation

The final day we will be working on this unit is:  ___________________________________.

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