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Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

 
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The Springy Pen Lab

High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students spring into energy conservation when they analyze a clicker pen's motion.

 
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Voltage and Current Divider Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electricity and Energy Transfer
High School Physics » Unit: Electricity and Energy Transfer
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The conservations of energy and charge can be leveraged to explain the behavior of circuits.

 
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sisyphus
   
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students ask questions about a roller coaster project.

 
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qft
   

The Physics of Work

High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Today, students learn what it really means to "work" in physics.

 
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work
   

Introduction to Physics via Thermodynamics

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Science is exploratory, iterative, and surprising.

 
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Specific Heat Virtual Labs

High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
Rachel Meisner
Chula Vista, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Calorimetry experiments allow scientists to determine the Calories per gram of various foods and determine the specific heat capacities of substances.

 
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calorimetry virtual lab
   

The Energy of Phase Changes

High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 6: Energy
Rachel Meisner
Chula Vista, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The phase of matter depends on the energy of the particles, and phase changed require either the absorption or release of energy.

 
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Roller Coaster Problem Based Learning Project, Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students build a roller coaster that demonstrates conservation of energy.

 
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roller coaster
   

Hot Rocks Lab Work - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students attend to precision and strive to report their results to the greatest precision allowed by their instruments.

 
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LAB: Is This Reaction Endothermic or Exothermic?

High School Chemistry » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Chemistry » Unit: Thermodynamics
Emilie Hill
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Measured changes in temperature can help us classify chemical reactions as either endothermic or exothermic.

 
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Hot Rocks Lab Work - Day 2

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When pursuing open-ended questions, there may be more questions than answers!

 
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Roller Coaster Inquiry

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To investigate how energy trasnfers throughout a system like a roller coaster.

 
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Temperature Slopes and Meaning-Making

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Physical systems can be modeled by mathematical and graphical relationships.

 
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updated thermal response
   

Enhancing Our Energy Model: From Naive to Sophisticated

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Scientists revisit their work and their ideas, continually comparing their models to reality.

 
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hot tea
   

Conservation of Energy . . . To the Rescue!

High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
High School Physics » Unit: Thermodynamics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The fact that energy is conserved can be leveraged to make powerful predictions.

 
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