Captains–to choose groups
Questions about energy?
A pendulum to illustrate energy transformation–Gravitational potential energy transformed to Kinetic energy and back. What is the relationship between work and energy? How does the Conservation of Energy apply.
What is heat? What is temperature?
Three energy problems (complete these in your digital science notebook and be ready to share/submit in the next two weeks):
- Climbing the stairs. Calculate the work you do to climb the outside stairs from the ground level (HOP) to the third floor. Calculate the food you need to eat (kind and amount) to give you the energy to climb the stairs. Show your work.
- Energy toy 1. See video. Explain using concepts and quantities from our study of motion and energy.
- Energy toy 2. See video. Explain using concepts and quantities from our study of motion and energy.
View the wonderful video episode about energy CHANGE from The Ring of Truth. Follow closely the example of the cyclists in the Tour de France. How does the author use the unit of a “jelly donut” to examine ideas of energy–like the Conservation of Energy? Notice that the video explores and important cross-cutting concept in science: Stability and Change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk8CQNThbc0
Begin construction of tissue paper hot-air balloon. During this process, if you have any time when you are waiting, catch up on your digital science notebook, your blog, and reading.
Video clip from famous series: The Search for Solutions
Look at these explanations from 2012 Sci 7. What do you think?
You might find these data and ideas interesting / useful.