Work,
Power, & Energy
Christie
Robinson
Allegan High School
Student: ________________________________________________________
date: ___________ hour: ______
Layered Curriculum
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!
Knowledge
Activities 
Vocabulary

List and define
each of the key terms in your own words on lined paper. 
Develop a
crossword puzzle using the key terms defined/described
in your own words. 
Complete a
vocabulary word web using the key terms. 
Make vocabulary
memory match or flashcards. 


Lecture
and Notes 
Listen
to the lecture and complete the notes provided in
class.
Day 1
__________ Day 2 __________ Day
3 __________
Day 4
__________ Day 5 __________
In the case
of an excused absence a student will be provide
an opportunity to make up the daily lecture after
school.



Read Chapter
14 Section 1 and complete the questions at the end
of the section. 
Read Chapter
14 Section 1 and create your own notes for the section. 
Read Chapter
14 Section 1 and complete the Section Worksheet. 
Read Chapter
14 Section 1. As you read write questions on sticky
notes. When you finish reading have a “sticky
discussion” with a friend. 


Complete
the Math Practice Problems on page 415. 


Find
a partner and complete the Inquiry Activity on page
411. 


Read Chapter
15 Sections 13 and complete the questions at the
end of the section 
Read Chapter
15 Sections 13 and create your own notes for the
sections. 
Read Chapter
15 Sections 13 and complete the Section Worksheet
for each. 
Read Chapter
15 Sections 13. As you read, write questions on sticky
notes. When you finish reading have a “sticky
discussion” with a friend. 


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 springloaded
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 springloaded
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.
 Work
 Joule
 Power
 Watt
 Horsepower
 Energy
 Kinetic energy
 Potential energy
 Gravitational
potential energy
 Elastic potential
energy
 Mechanical energy
 Thermal energy
 Chemical energy
 Electrical energy
 Electromagnetic
energy
 Nuclear energy
 Energy conversion
 Nonrenewable energy
resources
 Fossil fuels
 Renewable energy
resources
 Hydroelectric
energy
 Solar energy
 Geothermal energy
 Biomass energy
 Hydrogen fuel
cell
 Energy conservation
The final day
we will be working on this unit is: ___________________________________.
Grades: