Thermodynamics: First and Second laws

Follow the links provided for Khan Academy and Bozeman Science  videos on the first and second laws of thermodynamics. After watching set videos, write a scenario/word problem for each.




Image result for first and second  laws of thermodynamics poster



Newton’s Cradle

With a partner, you will build a Newton’s cradle and bring it to class on Tuesday April 17th.

Using your Newton’c cradle, you and your partner will explain:

  • Work
  • Friction
  • Potential energy
  • Kinetic energy
  • Conservation of energy
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Elastic collisions
  • Inelastic collisions
  • Newton’s first law
  • Newton’s third law

*You and your partner are free to choose the size and materials for your cradle as long as it functions properly.

Resultado de imagen para newton's cradle

LOG: Rollercoasters

For this LOG your group will need to speak to the class about the design and construction of rollercoasters. Also, explain the roles of the group of professionals required to construct one and what important factors these professionals take into consideration when building a rollercoaster.

DUE DATE: Monday FEB. 19th


Newton’s Laws Project

You will work  in groups ( Science fair groups) to complete the following scenarios:

  • Newton’s first law
  • Inertia and Motion
  • Balanced and Unbalanced forces
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Newton’s Third Law

For each of the bullets listed above each group needs to write 2 statements. Each statement must be confirmed or disapproved through a scenario that must be acte out by the members of the group, recorded in a video and brought in to class on Thursday February the 8th for 20 points