Energy, Work, Simple Machines

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The tension of the 236 strings in a grand piano exert a combined force of 20 tons on the cast iron frame. The presentation includes topics such as work, forms of energy, conservation of energy, gravitational and elastic potential energy, the Work-Energy Theorem, conservation of momentum and energy, power, simple machines, mechanical advantage, and more. It utilizes many applied practice problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in springs and projectiles to help the material come to life
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of applying and solving formulas
  • Presentation includes a lot of material that would probably be best presented over multiple days to prevent overwhelming pupils

  • Uses color coding to emphasize vocabulary and formulas
  • Provides diagrams that are easy to understand

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