The student will be able to:

describe and explain the exchange between potential energy, kinetic energy, and

internal energy for simple mechanical systems, such as a pendulum, a roller

coaster, a spring, a freely falling object

predict velocities, heights, and spring compressions based on energy conservation

determine the energy stored in a spring

observe and explain energy conversions in real-world situations

recognize and describe conversions among different forms of energy in real or

hypothetical devices such as a motor, a generator,a photocell, a battery

compare the power developed when the same work is done at different rates

determine the factors that affect the period of a pendulum