Ch 40: CEOE Middle Level Science: Energy & Heat in Physics

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We have created these lessons to help you prepare for your Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) for Middle Level Science. This chapter is all about energy and heat in physics.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Energy & Heat in Physics - Chapter Summary

This is a review of the material that applies to CEOE testing of your competency in understanding energy in various situations and forms. We provide lessons for such topics as:

  • First and second laws of thermodynamics
  • Thermal energy
  • Radiant energy
  • Chemical energy
  • Steam energy
  • Electric energy, along with sources
  • Nuclear energy
  • Defining solar energy
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Diagrams of changes in heat and energy

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11 Lessons in Chapter 40: CEOE Middle Level Science: Energy & Heat in Physics
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First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

1. 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

2. 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 Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

3. 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

4. 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 Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. 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 Steam Energy?  - Definition & Examples

6. 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 Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples

7. 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 Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

You've probably heard of nuclear energy. But what is it? And what is the difference between fusion and fission? This lesson will answer your questions about this exciting form of energy that involves atoms and their nuclei.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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