Ch 66: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Energy

About This Chapter

If you've forgotten some of the information and concepts about energy and need to refresh for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam, we've got you covered! The video lessons and quizzes found in this chapter can be used to get you ready to answer questions like the ones you will see on exam day!

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Energy - Chapter Summary

Utilize the short but fun video lessons in this chapter to help you remember the definition of power and types of kinetic energy. Each of the lessons includes a quiz that can be used to see just how much information about mechanical energy you have retained. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to easily answer exam questions about the following:

  • Definition of work, energy, and power
  • Variable force
  • Types of kinetic energy and potential energy
  • Definition of the work-energy theorem
  • Mechanical energy
  • Mechanics of pulleys
  • Energy of a photon and its equation

The timeline located below each video lesson can be used to go back and forth between portions of the videos. Quiz worksheets can be printed out along with the answers if you would like to study while you're away from the computer. Also, you can take the end of the chapter practice and final exams to get more practice.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Energy Chapter Objectives

All the topics in this chapter refer to those found in the Physics section of the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam. Questions on the exam may ask you to show your comprehension of the different types of energy and the connection of kinetic energy and potential energy. The Physics section is equal to 8% of the entire exam. The entire exam is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-ended questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 66: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Energy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

1. Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

Pushing a wall all day may feel like work, but unless you get that wall moving you're not doing any work according to the rules of physics. In this video lesson, you'll learn how work is defined as well as how to calculate the amount of work done on an object.

Work Done by a Variable Force

2. Work Done by a Variable Force

Doing work on an object is a simple concept: we apply a certain force over a certain distance. But in real life, that force is rarely constant. Therefore, we need to understand variable forces and be able to calculate them accurately.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

3. 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

4. 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.

Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

5. Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

Work and energy are closely related in physics. In this lesson, you'll learn what that relationship is as well as how we can apply it to various situations.

Conservation of Mechanical Energy

6. Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Energy comes in many forms and for any system can never be created or destroyed. This holds true for mechanical energy, which also obeys this law of conservation of energy. In this video lesson, you'll explore how mechanical energy is converted or transferred between forms and objects.

Pulleys: Basic Mechanics

7. Pulleys: Basic Mechanics

Like other simple machines, pulleys can help us lift and move heavy loads with less effort. In this video lesson, you'll learn how pulleys do this as well as how this is possible while still obeying the law of conservation of energy.

Power: Definition and Mathematics

8. Power: Definition and Mathematics

Work involves moving an object with a force, but power tells us how quickly that work is done. In this lesson, you will learn about how power depends on both work and time as well as see examples of how to calculate power.

What is a Photon? - Definition, Energy & Wavelength

9. What is a Photon? - Definition, Energy & Wavelength

In this lesson, we will learn the definition of a photon. We will also explain Planck's constant and its relationship to the photon energy and wavelength. The calculation of photon energy is also demonstrated.

Energy & Momentum of a Photon: Equation & Calculations

10. Energy & Momentum of a Photon: Equation & Calculations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what wave-particle duality is, provide the equations for the energy and momentum of a photon of light, and use those equations to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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