Students will be able to:
- Define and conduct experiments to illustrate: energy, work, heat, heat conduction, thermodynamics, potential energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, mechanical energy, thermal energy, combustion, electrical energy, reactants, products, transformation, conversion, conservation, temperature, mass, speed, gravity, motor, engine.
- Explain the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics.
- Illustrate the conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy.
- Diagram a combustion engine and define the steps of a 4 stroke combustion cycle.
- Research and design a model, conduct experiments, and present a Science Fair poster.
Scientific Reasoning and Communication Strand:
- SRC9-10.1 Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe and explain our world.
- SRC9-10.2 Literacy in science education includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
- SRC9-10.3 Mathematics provides useful tools for the description, analysis and presentation of scientific data and ideas.
High School Science Strand 1: Alternative Energy Resources:
Energy: How is it transferred and transformed? The total matter and energy of the universe is constant. Energy cannot be createdor destroyed, but it can be changed from one form to another.
. Describe the transformation of kinetic and potential energy in mechanical, chemical and electrical systems and the conservations of potential energy.
High School Science Strand 2: A Balanced Environment:
Chemical reactions: How are New Materials Formed? Atoms react with one another to form molecules, and the configuration of atoms and molecules determines the properties of the new materials.
. Explore reactants and products (e.g., CO, NOx, SO2, Ozone, particulates) in combustion reactions.
High School Science Strand 5: The Physics of Modern Technologies:
. Explore and explain how heat can be transferred through materials and across space.