Ch 20: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Energy

About This Chapter

The Energy chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with energy. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Energy textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Energy chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the energy topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What energy is and types of energy
  • Mechanisms, definition and examples of thermal energy
  • Types of waves and their classification
  • Light and color
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Sound waves, pitch and volume
  • Fundamentals of static and current electricity
  • Circuits, voltage, resistance and Ohms law
  • Understanding electromagnetic induction

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15 Lessons in Chapter 20: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Energy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Energy: Definition & Types

1. Energy: Definition & Types

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what energy is, list various types of energy, and identify which type or types of energy are present in a situation.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Thermal Expansion & Heat Transfer

3. Thermal Expansion & Heat Transfer

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how heat transfers by conduction through a slab of material, explain how the shape and size of an object varies as it expands, and solve problems involving conduction. A short quiz will follow.

Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example

4. 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.

Waves: Types & Definition

5. Waves: Types & Definition

Examine the different types of waves and what parts of our daily lives are affected by waves, from the ocean to the microwave to sound. Explore how waves are measured and classified.

What is Light?

6. What is Light?

This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.

Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

7. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.

Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

8. Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

What gives color to objects? How do light waves interact with materials to produce red and green or white and black? In this lesson, learn how white light is composed of all colors and how absorption and reflection influence our color perception.

What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

9. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

10. Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

What do pitch and volume mean when talking about sound waves? Further your understanding of sound waves in this lesson as we explore the more familiar aspects of sound. We'll learn about pitch and volume and how they relate to sound wave parameters.

What is Static Electricity? - Definition, Causes & Uses

11. What is Static Electricity? - Definition, Causes & Uses

In this lesson you will learn what static electricity is, what causes it, and what conditions prevent static electricity from occurring. You'll also see some fun and interesting real world situations and applications that involve static electricity.

Impedance in Alternating Current Circuits

12. Impedance in Alternating Current Circuits

In this lesson, you will learn about topics that include the difference between DC and AC circuits, the use of rms values, definitions of impedance and reactance, and calculations involving the reactance of capacitors and inductors.

Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

13. Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

Electric circuits can be configured to power several loads, such as light bulbs, in series or in parallel. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of circuits and see how the voltage, current, and resistance are affected by installing additional loads.

Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

14. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

Did you know that electrical current is affected by the voltage and resistance in a circuit? In this lesson, we'll use Ohm's law, which tells us how current, voltage, and resistance are related, as we work through several electric circuit examples.

Electromagnetic Induction: Definition & Variables that Affect Induction

15. Electromagnetic Induction: Definition & Variables that Affect Induction

We use electromagnetic induction every day, but do you have any idea what it is? In this lesson, we'll discuss this everyday phenomenon, the factors that affect its strength and its most common applications.

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