UNIT ONE - ENERGY

Lab 1.1 - Speed  Click here to view the first speed quiz.  Click here to view the scoring for the first speed quiz.  You will get to take this speed quiz again and replace the scores if you do better. Students measure distance and time to calculate speed, graph distance and time to show speed, nterpret graphs to find distance, time and speed, relate slope to relative speed, and compare constant speed vs changing speed on a graph.

Lab 1.3 - KE and Mass handout Click here for the class data and help with the interps.  Click here to view the first quiz.  Students conduct an experiment changing only mass to answer the question, "How does mass affect kinetic energy?"  The relative KE is inferred based upon the work done by the moving marble to push the golf tee. 

Lab 1.4 - KE and Speed handout Students conduct an experiment changing only velocity to answer the questions, "How does velocity affect kinetic energy?" The relative KE is inferred based upon the work done by the moving marble to push the golf tee.

Lab 1.5 - PE  Students Students design experiments to identify the effect of mass and height on PE.

Lab 1.6 - Energy Transfers - Conservation 

Boardworks - interactive energy KE and PE  click here

Study Guide -  Use this to review the concepts from this unit

Energy Stories Powerpoint

Wile E Coyote and Energy video - fun Another with Road Runner

Can you tell the physics stories to go with this cartoon?  click here

Singing video with PE and KE

Eureka video: #1.Inertia

Eureka video: #2 Mass - Be sure to watch this one.  You need to define mass and be able to measure it.

Eureka video: #3 Speed - Be sure to watch this one.   You need to be able to calcualte speed.

Eureka video #6 Gravity

Eureka video: #7 Weight vs Mass

Eureka video #8 Work  Be sure to watch this one.   You need to define energy and work.

Eureka video #9 Kinetic Energy  Be sure to watch this one. You need to define kinetic energy and describe the factors that affect. KE.

Eureka video #10 Potential Energy  Be sure to watch this one. You need to define potential energy and describe the factors that affect. PE.

NASA video: Calcualting KE

Video clips - short ones Changes in Energy   PE AND KE

BILL NYE ON ENERGY VIDEO