• Unit 1: Energy Conversions

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    Chapter 1: What happened to the electrical system the night of the Ergstown blackout?

    Focus Questions: 

    • What is a system is and how do parts within a system interact?
    • How can we make a simple electrical system and investigate how the parts of the electrical systems interact and function together?
    • What is electrical energy and which types of devices require this form of energy?
    • What are the different forms of energy?
    • How can we make an argument based on evidence about what happened to the electrical system the night of the Ergstown blackout?

     

    Unit 1 Overview and Vocabulary

    Energy Simulation: https://apps.learning.amplify.com/energyconversions/ . 

    Directions on how to access the Simulation:

    Log in with Ampligy

    Username: nyc4

    Password: science

     

    PowerPoints/Videos/Materials:

    Chapter 1:

    Lesson 1.1 : Introduction to Ergstown

    Lesson 1.2: What is a system?

    Lesson 1.3: What are the parts of the electrical system? 

    Lesson 1.4: What is electrical energy? What devices use electrical energy?

    Lesson 1.5: What are the different forms of energy?

    Lesson 1.6: Writing an argument about the Ergstown blackout

    Chapter 2:

    Lesson 1.7 : What are energy converters?

    Lesson 1.8 : How much energy does an electrical system need?

     

    Videos/Websites:

    Systems and Energy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZVo_AuvXBQ