Year 10

Law of Conservation of Energy

Overview

Law of Conservation of Energy

Ever seen a Rube Goldberg machine? Watch the energy reducing as it transfers and transforms.

In this unit students explore the conservation of energy. Students will use real-time solar energy data to develop their understanding of energy transformations. Students will conduct investigations and draw conclusions using this knowledge. Links will be made to current energy usage and consequences of this in the world.

Key Activities

  • Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy

  • Investigate and construct a Rube Goldberg machine

  • Investigate the performance of photovoltaic cells

  • Compare solar data across regions

  • Analysing solar energy data – Mathematics

Key Concepts

  • Energy conservation

  • Energy transfer

  • Energy transformation

  • Energy efficiency

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