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Chapter 14 & 15 - Work and Energy Unit
Mark Sailer
Science Teacher
Pioneer Jr-Sr High

Unit Study Guidelines

      State Standards Addressed by this unit


        Understand and explain that whenever the amount of energy in one place or form diminishes, the amount in other places or forms increases by the same amount.
        CP.1.19 Understand and explain that the energy released whenever heavy nuclei split or light nuclei combine is roughly a million times greater than the energy absorbed or released in a chemical reaction. (E=mc2)
        CP.1.20 Realize and explain that the energy in a system is the sum of both potential energy and kinetic energy.
        CP.2.7 Describe that among the surprising ideas of Albert Einstein's special relativity is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, which is the same for all observers no matter how they or the light source happen to be moving.
        CP.2.8 Explain that the special theory of relativity is best known for stating that any form of energy has mass, and that matter itself is a form of energy. (E=mc2)
        CP.2.9 Describe that general relativity theory pictures Newton's gravitational force as a distortion of space and time.
        CP.2.12 Describe that later, Austrian and German scientists showed that when uranium is struck by neutrons, it splits into two nearly equal parts plus one or two extra neutrons. Note that Lise Meitner, an Austrian physicist, was the first to point out that if these fragments added up to less mass than the original uranium nucleus, then Einstein's special relativity theory predicted that a large amount of energy would be released. Also note that Enrico Fermi, an Italian working with colleagues in the United States, showed that the extra neutrons trigger more fissions and so create a sustained chain reaction in which a prodigious amount of energy is given off.

Class Plan

List of  C Layer Activities (65 points maximum)

1.  Pretest (3 points)         _____

2.  Notes (5 points per day) _____ _____ _____ (15 points maximum)  _____

3.  Math Practice p. 415 #1-3 (3 points) Oral Defense (O. D.)     _____

4.  Math Practice p. 448 #1-3 (3 points)  O. D.      _____

5.  Math Practice p. 458 #1-3 (3 points)  O. D.       _____

6.  Quick Lab p. 454 (use sand) (5 points) O. D.       _____

7.  Read Section 14.1 Be prepared to answer questions p. 416 #1-8 (5 points) O. D.  _____ 

8.  Read Section 15.1 Be prepared to answer questions p. 452 #1-9 (5 points) O. D.  _____

9.  Read Section 15.2 Be prepared to answer questions p. 459 #1-10 (5 points) O. D.   _____

10.  Chapter 14 & 15 Assessment

       p. 441-442 #1-4, 28, 29 p. 469-470 #1-8,  11-14, 18, 20, 23, 25, 32, 33 (10 points – Turn in) _____

11.  Vocabulary Flash Cards – Section 14.1, 15.1, 15.2 – Follow Scoring Guide (10 points) _____

Laboratory Investigations – You must do at least one lab activity

Worksheets (Choose up to 3 worksheets - 5 points each – Maximum of 15 points) O. D.   _____

B and A Layer Activity (35 points Maximum)