TO SHOW THE EVERYDAY ENERGY CONVERSIONS IN THE LIVES OF THE STUDENTS, THE TEACHER WILL ASK STUDENTS, “WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE ENERGY CONVERSION IN CAR ENGINES?”
THE TEACHER WILL SHOW STUDENTS THE LAST 2-MINUTE CLIP FROM THIS VIDEO (9:18-10:57) TO ILLUSTRATE THE ENERGY CONVERSION IN CAR ENGINE -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtbpnkd48Uw
TO ACCOMMODATE MUSICALLY-INCLINED STUDENTS, TEACHER WILL PLAY AN EDUCATIONAL SONG ABOUT ENERGY -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k60jGJfV8oU
AFTER THE CLASSROOM DISCUSSION ON WHAT THEY OBSERVED IN THE VIDEO AND SONG, THE TEACHER WILL SHOW STUDENTS THE VISUAL CONCEPT-- http://my.hrw.com/sh2/sh07_10/student/flash/visual_concepts/70723.htm
5. AS A WHOLE CLASS, WE COMPLETE THE REINFORCEMENT WORKSHEET AND EXPLAIN THE ANSWERS.
TEACHER WILL DISTRIBUTE A PICTURE OF AN EVERYDAY ENERGY CONVERSION TO THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS IN THEIR LAB GROUPS (OF 4) WILL GIVE A 1-2 MINUTE PRESENTATION, EXPLAINING THE ENERGY CONVERSION IN THEIR PICTURE. Students should take notes on what the other groups present.
7. STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE A LAB REPORT BASED ON A VIRTUAL LAB (ONLINE ACTIVITY)
8. COMPLETE THE SOCRATIVE QUIZ ON “ENERGY CONVERSIONS”
IF THERE IS TIME OR STUDENTS FINISH EARLY, THEY WILL WATCH THIS VIDEO, COMPLETE THE ONLINE ACTIVITY, AND WORKSHEET –
Key Standards Supported
Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.