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# Physics: Motion and Energy

Semester Elective Unit

## Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

## Course Description

Forces and energy drive the universe. The appropriate use of forces and energy allow us to manipulate our environment in a way that allows society to progress and prosper. The first two topics of this unit investigates the topics of motion, forces, energy and momentum through theory, experimentation, problem-solving, research and practical activities. Students investigate ways of measuring and describing motion and examine energy and momentum in a closed system. The final part of this unit involves the understanding of graphical analysis, and how it can assist in the formation of understanding between two or more variables; students will investigate series of experimental investigations.

## Essential Questions

• What is motion?
• What is energy?
• What is graphical analysis?

## Areas of Study

Motion and Forces

• Understand measurement, vectors and scalars.
• Analyse data related to the motion of a pendulum.
• Demonstrate an understanding of Newtons laws.
• Describe relationships between forces and motion.

Energy and Momentum

• Describe different types of energy and compare energy transformations.
• Demonstrate an understanding of momentum and impulse, and how it is applied in simple collisions.

Graphical Analysis

• Have an understanding about the requirements of a scientific report.
• Be able to develop a relationship between dependant and independent variables from experimental data collected.

Experimental Investigations in Physics

• Velocity and acceleration of falling objects.
• Kinetic energy and Speed.
• Efficiency of bouncing balls.
• Energy in Springs.

## Assessment

 Task Description Practical Work Gather data including measurements of distance, time, speed, force and energy in order to describe motion in a detailed and accurate manner. Experimental Investigations Design, perform and report on an experimental investigation into a range of areas related to the topics covered. Research Tasks Research car safety features and their role in protecting drivers and passengers in vehicles. Tests Two tests comprising a balance of multiple choice and short answer questions. Semester Examination Comprising a balance of multiple choice and short answer questions, covering the three areas of investigation