Ch 13: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Work, Energy & Power

About This Chapter

Work through lessons in this chapter on work, energy and power as you study for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam at your own pace. These videos and quizzes can be accessed on any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Work, Energy & Power - Chapter Summary

If you need to prepare for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam, this engaging test prep chapter on energy, power and work can help. The lessons allow you to review topics like the characteristics of work and the various types of energy as many times as needed to feel confident with these concepts. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Provide examples of work
  • Define different forms of energy
  • Explain applications for the work-energy theorem
  • Discuss the conservation of mechanical energy
  • Detail power as it relates to mathematics

Our easy-to-follow video lessons make these concepts simple to understand. Each lesson is accompanied by a short self-assessment quiz so you can test yourself as you move along. The comprehensive chapter test is a handy way to see if you're ready for work, energy and power questions on exam day.

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Work, Energy & Power
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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.

Energy: Definition & Types

2. 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.

Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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