• Work and Energy

    Learning Targets:

    1. Distinguish between physics concept of work and the commonly accepted concept of work;
    2. Calculate the work done by a force on an object
    3. Define kinetic energy
    4. Explain the physical nature of the work-energy theorem
    5. Apply the work-energy theorem to systems of objects
    6. Describe and categorize forces as being conservative and non-conservative forces
    7. Relate the concepts of gravitation potential energy and work performed by gravity
    8. Define mechanical energy
    9. Apply the principle of conservation of mechanical energy to systems
    10. Apply the work-energy theorem to problems involving gravity
    11. Relate the concepts of spring potential energy and work performed by a spring
    12. Apply the work-energy theorem to problems involving springs
    13. State the work-energy theorem in terms of total mechanical energy
    14. Describe the different forms energy and energy transfer
    15. Describe the principle of conservation of energy
    16. Define average and instantaneous power and their physical meaning
    17. Calculate average and instantaneous power

    Powerpoints:

    1. Work and Energy
    2. Kinetic and Potential Energy
    3. Conservation of Mechanical Energy
    4. Power

    Assignments:

    1. Work and Energy Worksheet
    2. Kinetic and Potential Energy Practice
    3. Conservation of Mechanical Energy Worksheet
    4. Power Worksheet

    Labs:

    1. Energy in Food
    2. Roller Coaster Lab
    3. Spring Lab
    4. Power Stair Lab