Unit 1: Energy and Power
The goal of Unit 1 is to introduce students to mechanisms, energy sources, and alternative energy applications. Students will gain an understanding of mechanisms through the application of theory-based calculations accompanied by lab experimentation. They will also learn that as energy and power are transferred and transformed, losses to friction in the system will occur. Students will understand that such losses affect the overall efficiency of the system. They will have an opportunity to investigate thermal energy and alternative energy applications.
Week 9/4-9/7: Mechanisms
Week 9/10-9/14: Energy Sources
Week 9/17-9/21: Energy Applications
Week 9/24-9/28: Design Problem