Topic 4: The Energy Connection
Energy Transfer and Transformation
Topic 5: Portable Power
Topic 6: Generators and Motors
Topic 7: Electricity in the Home
Topic 8: Electricity Production and the Environment
Wind Turbines make bat lungs explode!
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You may want to answer the following questions:
1. What was the documentary about?
2. Were you shocked by this documentary?
3. What were the benefits or drawbacks to the electric car?
4. Do you agree or disagree with the guilty verdicts, and why?
5. What are the societal and
environmental implications of the use of electrical energy in vehicles?
6. Would the EV1 suit your family's needs in Alberta? What about people who only drive in urban centres, or commute short distances?
Part 1: Heating and Cooling Systems
Lesson 1: Introduction to Heat Transfer (5.3)
Teabag rocket due to a convection current developing at the base:
Lab Experiment: Heat equal amounts of cooking oil, vinegar, and water at the same time. Why does the temperature between them differ?
Heat absorption: how fast a substance heats up
Specific heat capacity: amount of heat needed to raise 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree Celsius.
Water Can Absorb Heat:
When we learned that hot air expands, we popped a balloon by putting a flame beneath it. Why does a balloon half-full of water not explode over the heat source?
Insulation Exercise: Design a four-room house with one heating source and limited insulation. Where do you place the heating source? Where do you use the insulation?
Firefighter Guest Speaker: How do firefighters protect themselves from dangerous heat transfer?
Our class enjoyed a visit from Claresholm's Fire Chief, who taught the students about the equipment firefighters wear.