Ch 31: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Energy & Thermodynamics

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These lessons offer you a unique opportunity to reinforce your subject knowledge in the areas of force, work, and more. Use the materials in this chapter to review for the questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Energy & Thermodynamics - Chapter Summary

Review the principles of energy and thermodynamics by watching these short videos. Doing so can prepare you for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. The material covered is given in following list:

  • Force, work and power
  • Potential, kinetic, and mechanical energy
  • Relationship and theorems of work to energy
  • How mechanical energy is conserved
  • Heat, temperature and thermal energy
  • How heat moves; measures of heat transfer (calorimetry)
  • The laws of thermodynamics

As you proceed through the chapter, you can use the lesson quizzes and chapter test to check your retention of the information. The dashboard area records and tracks your progress. By clicking on the links provided in the quizzes, you can refer back to the video or transcript for additional reinforcement whenever you feel the need.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Energy & Thermodynamics Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam determines your subject area knowledge and evaluates your qualifications for a science teaching endorsement. Our Energy & Thermodynamics chapter addresses some of the material found in the Physical Science domain, which comprises 25% of the test.

The MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam is offered as a computer-based and a paper-based exam. In total, there are 100 multiple-choice questions. You may select your preferred method of taking the test.

15 Lessons in Chapter 31: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Energy & Thermodynamics
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.

Power: Definition and Mathematics

7. 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 Heat? - Definition & Explanation

8. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out 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 Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

9. What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

In the most intuitive terms, temperature refers to how hot or cold something is. Learn more about temperature as a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

10. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

11. Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

This video lesson explains the technique of calorimetry used to measure heat transfer in chemical reactions. You will see how different materials have different specific heat capacities. You will learn how to carry out heat calculations using a simple equation.

First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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.

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