Joule: Units & Fractions


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The joule measures energy as the amount of energy needed to exert:

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. The British thermal unit (BTU) is unit of energy that is often used with space heaters that warm rooms on chilly days. If 1 BTU = 1,055 J and 1,000 J = 1 kilojoule (kj), how many kilojoules of heat are emitted by a space heater releasing 25,000 BTU of energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Joules are the internationally recognized unit of measurement for energy, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this unit. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the amount of energy described by one joule and converting joules to other common measurements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How to describe the joule in terms of force and distance
  • The process used to convert from joules to Calories and vice versa
  • Converting from British Thermal Units to joules

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about joules and what they represent from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of conversion and conversion factors
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the conversion of measurements to and from joules
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding joules as a unit of measurement

Additional Learning

The lesson called Joule: Units & Fractions explores this subject more. You can use it to expand your knowledge of the topic, or to review some things you might have missed when you took the quiz. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define joules as a unit of measurement
  • Describe joules as the amount of energy used to exert one newton of force over a 1 meter distance
  • Understand how to use the factor-label method to convert to and from joules