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Title: The First Law of Thermodynamics PDF
Url: https://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/human_energy/P02_energy.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson builds upon the previous one (Newton's Second Law) by introducing students to kinetic and potential energy. Topics include a brief description of these two forms of energy, a discussion of gravity as a form of potential energy, and a discussion of the First Law of Thermodynamics in the context of energy transfer. The lesson includes an activity in which students test the First Law of Thermodynamics by measuring the energy of a system consisting of a cart being pulled by a suspended mass.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Biography -- Individual, A-Z -- Newton
Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism -- Magnetism -- Special topics, A-Z -- Potential
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Thermodynamics
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Thermodynamics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Instruments and apparatus -- Nuclear reactors for research. Reactor physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Kinetics
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Earth science
Key Concept: Ecology -- Energy transfer
Physics -- Kinetic energy
Physics -- Potential energy
Physics -- Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
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