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Pupils experience work and power and observe the process of entropy. For this physics lesson, students conduct an experiment that shows work (force & distance), power (work/time), and exemplifies the process of entropy.
Students investigate work and power. In this energy lesson, students use the scientific method process to explore how much work and power it takes for a person to climb a stair case.
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! Find out what drives a turbine to generate electricity and whether or not it has an impact on the environment. A discussion and lecture is divided by a hands-on activity in which teams turn pinwheels with wind (their own breath) and steam. Presentation slides are included to help explain concepts. This lesson is third in a series of three on how power plants work, but it could easily stand alone.
In this second of three lessons on power plants, future engineers find out how we generate electricity and how coal-powered plants operate. They work in small groups to make electromagnet generators to light LED bulbs. A set of PowerPoint slides supports the pre-activity and post-activity discussions.
Students experiment to show work and power while observing that entropy is a process that occurs when work occurs. They determine that entropy is equal to the disorder in a system and always increases when work is done.
Students review the engineering design process and discuss a variety of windmills, focusing on the different materials used in the construction and the type of work each windmill does and they use simple materials to build their own windmills.
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount of energy transferred over time. Sample equations are solved to determine Joules per second required for both the clock and the bulb. This makes a strong introduction to the concept of work. Follow it up by working some practice problems with your class.
Students define and contrast energy, work and power.  For this energy lesson students make calculations and use conversion formulas. 
Drive the clouds away from your day with this video. It thoroughly details how photovoltaics work and how clouds prevent us from relying solely on solar as an energy source. Unique knitted-object animation (bunnies, clouds, and all other images) knits together the facts about solar panels and towers and the hope for overcoming the challenges
How much work is done when a force moves a block? How far will power lift a block? And how much work can be done by a motor? These are the kinds of questions you will find on this physics problem solving sheet. With 19 problems to solve, there is not enough space on this single sheet assignment. Computations can be performed on a separate sheet of paper to be turned in.
While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study of Alberto Fujimori's rise to power in Peru and rule as an autocrat. Learners use this real-world example to reflect on their new understandings of government limitations.
Learners use a two-liter bottle, dowel rod and index cards to design and construct a water wheel. They then calculate the power created and measure the work done by the water wheel in Watts and Joules.
Use the accompanying presentation and colorful technology sheets to introduce your class to the 10 different energy technologies. Connect kids to an interactive computer tool that allows them to combine different types of power generation and find out how it will affect emissions and costs. A great way to address Next Generation Science Standards HS-ETS1-1 and HS-ETS1-4.
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers. There is an excellent worksheet that leads pupils through a writing exercise on these topics embedded in the plan. This is one of the better lessons on law and the courts I have ever seen.
Students practice work-power problems and watch a short film. They participate in demonstrations on the types of energy and practice energy problems. They c onduct lab experiments using the pulley system.
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives, background information (both historical and scientific), and more! This, and other lessons by the same publisher are ideal for bringing STEM activities into your classroom.
In this power and auroras worksheet, students read about the relationship between power, work and energy and how the power of auroras are measured by the light they produce. Students use a data chart of the Great Aurora of 2003 to answer 4 questions about the power produced in the Northern and Southern hemisphere at specific times.
Extensive background material, clear objectives, and more are provided to help you teach an introduction to nuclear power. Learners will be able to explain how nuclear power is generated and how it compares to coal-created power. Provide a visual comparison of how much uranium and coal are required to produce an equal amount of power. Discuss the cost and safety of nuclear power plants. 
Students determine their horsepower when walking up and down the stairs. In this physics lesson plan, students calculate work and power. They differentiate the two concepts.
Students investigate a waterwheel and the physical properties of energy.  In this waterwheel lesson students create a model waterwheel and calculate the amount of power produced. 

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