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Chapter 2

Energy in mechanical systems can be describe both numerically and graphically.

 Lessons OutcomesLesson Resources Assessment
2.1    Forms of EnergyStudents Will Understand:
  • Chemical Energy
  • Electrical Energy and Magnetism
  • Nuclear and Solar Energy
  • Motion and Energy
  • Heat and energy
  • Heat and Mechanical Energy
  • Joule's Experiments
 Various methods of assessment are used on a daily basis. Formative methods are observed daily as students work on notes, worksheets and group work. Summative assessment is done at varies times by means of homework, assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and unit tests.
2.2    Potential EnergyStudents Will Understand:
  • Gravitational Potential Energy
  • Elastic Potential Energy
  • Chemical Potential Energy
Pioneer toy to demonstrate energy conversion from potential to kinetic

Mass - Gravity - Weight
2.3    Kinetic Energy and MotionStudents Will Understand:
  • Kinetic Energy and how it relates to Motion
  • The Formulas used to calculate Kinetic Energy
 Cinema (comes from Kinema meaning motion

 2.4    Mechanical Energy Students Will Understand:
  • Mechanical Energy
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
 2.5    Energy Conversions Students Will Understand:
  • Evidence of Energy Conversions
  • Energy Conversions in Nature Systems
  • Energy Conversions in Technological Systems
  • Nuclear Energy Conversions
  • Solar Energy Conversions
  • Fuel Cells