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Ch 6: GED Science - Energy and Heat: Tutoring Solution

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The Energy and Heat chapter of this GED Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about energy and heat. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the energy and heat processes and laws required in a typical GED science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other GED science work.
  • Identify the energy and heat concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our GED science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about energy and heat and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding physics, kinetic energy, laws of thermodynamics, thermal energy, radiant energy or any other energy and heat topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their energy and heat unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in GED science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about energy and heat on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Name the branches of physics.
  • Understand the significance of energy in nature.
  • Explain how kinetic energy and potential energy are related.
  • Become familiar with the four states of matter.
  • Describe the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Provide examples of different types of energy.
  • Calculate specific heat capacity for various substances.
  • Depict changes in heat using energy diagrams.

31 Lessons in Chapter 6: GED Science - Energy and Heat: Tutoring Solution
What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

2. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

3. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

4. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

5. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

6. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.

What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples

In physics, energy is how work gets done. This video describes one important type of energy, mechanical energy, and provides examples of both kinetic and potential mechanical energy.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and describes radiant energy in its different forms. The different types of electromagnetic waves created by radiant energy are identified and described as well. This includes X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves, to mention a few.

What is Steam Energy?  - Definition & Examples

10. What is Steam Energy? - Definition & Examples

Steam, a naturally occurring substance, can be used for many things. We have learned how to utilize the energy in steam for our own benefit, and in this lesson, you'll learn about what exactly steam is and where it comes from.

What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

11. What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes chemical energy as a type of potential energy stored in chemicals, such as sugar and gasoline. The lesson discusses how energy is transferred from solar energy to chemical energy by plants and how gasoline is a source of chemical energy used to move cars.

What is Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples

12. What is Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples

Electricity is all around us, but where exactly does it come from? In this lesson, you'll explore the most basic source of electric energy and understand how this electron movement provides something that we often take for granted in our modern lives.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

13. What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

Learn about solar energy and how charged particles from the sun travel to Earth to provide heat and light. Explore solar energy as a direct and indirect energy source and examine the pros and cons of harvesting solar energy for other uses.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

14. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.

Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

15. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

Did you know that temperature and heat are not the same thing? Did you know that the temperature of water doesn't change when it boils? This lesson describes the relationship between heat and temperature. Diagrams are used to illustrate the relationship between heat and temperature during phase changes.

Laws of Inertia: Definition & Formula

16. Laws of Inertia: Definition & Formula

Inertia is the tendency of an object to stay at rest or in motion. Learn more about Newton's first law as it explains how forces acting on an object are related to the object's mass and motion through several examples, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Positron: Definition, Symbol & Production

17. Positron: Definition, Symbol & Production

In this lesson, you will learn about anti-matter and the positron. You will learn how positrons are produced, the symbol for a positron, and some common uses.

Scalar Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples

18. Scalar Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about what makes a number a scalar quantity. You will learn how to identify quantities that are scalars from those that are not scalar quantities. You will also learn about numbers that don't look like scalars but are actually scalars.

Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example

19. Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal equilibrium is, discover an equation that relates to thermal equilibrium, and go over an example of its use. A short quiz will follow.

Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

20. Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal expansion is and discover an equation for calculating how much different materials expand. You'll look at a number of examples of thermal expansion. A short quiz will follow.

Vertical Velocity: Definition & Equation

21. Vertical Velocity: Definition & Equation

In this lesson we will look at vertical velocity and why it is very different from horizontal velocity. You will learn the equation used to calculate vertical velocity and learn to apply it to a few situations.

What is a Newton? - Units & Explanation

22. What is a Newton? - Units & Explanation

A newton is a unit of measurement named after Sir Isaac Newton. It measures force and has units of kilogram meter per second squared. This lesson will describe the newton.

What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

23. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.

What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula

24. What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of entropy and how it can be applied to everyday situations. You will learn about the second law of thermodynamics which is where entropy is introduces, and you will learn the formula for entropy and how to use it in a variety of situations.

What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

25. What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we will learn about geothermal energy, including how we capture it and use it. We will discuss the pros and cons of exploiting geothermal energy sources.

What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

26. What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

In this lesson, you will learn about heat and that heat is a form of energy. You will learn about the properties of heat and the equations that will help you calculate heat in a variety of situations.

What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

27. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.

What is Net Force? - Definition, Magnitude & Equations

28. What is Net Force? - Definition, Magnitude & Equations

In this lesson, we will define net force, and explore the magnitude of a net force, the relevant equations and examples that will help make the concept of net force clearer.

What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

29. What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

All great educators and parents inspire us to reach our potential - to discover parts of us yet to be realized. Potential energy in science is not much different. This lesson explores the concept of energy that has the potential to do work.

What is Terminal Velocity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples

30. What is Terminal Velocity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about terminal velocity and why it is better to jump out of a plane with a parachute than without one. We will explore why objects fall at different speeds and how to calculate the maximum speed of a falling object.

What is the Formula for Force? - Definition & Explanation

31. What is the Formula for Force? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we'll explain what forces are in science. We'll review how to construct free body diagrams and calculate net force in order to use the force equation to solve for force, mass, and acceleration.

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