Energy Transformations

Big idea:
Energy is conserved, and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.
  • Format

    Live Classes
  • Recommended for 

    Grade 10 
  • Access For

    48 weeks
  • Dates & Schedules

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Embark on an illuminating journey into the heart of nuclear energy and its multifaceted impacts with our comprehensive course. Explore the fundamental concepts of fission versus fusion, unraveling the intricate processes that drive both nuclear reactions. Delve into the realm of nuclear technologies and their wide-ranging implications, from powering cities through nuclear power to revolutionizing healthcare with medical isotopes and diagnostic tools like X-rays. Navigate the delicate balance between positive advancements and negative consequences, including environmental degradation, health risks, and economic considerations, all intricately intertwined with the radiation spectrum.

Unlock the mysteries of atomic energy as we delve into the intricacies of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, demystifying the properties of alpha, beta, and gamma particles. Through engaging discussions, we'll uncover the timeless principles of the law of conservation of energy and the dynamic interplay between potential and kinetic energy. Dive into the fascinating world of energy transformation and transfer, from closed systems to the broader impacts on local and global scales, including the nuanced effects on pollution, habitat destruction, and carbon dioxide emissions. Join us in this enlightening exploration as we navigate the complex terrain of nuclear energy and its profound implications for our world.

What's included?

  • 10 Lessons
  • 10 Online Classes
  • 9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
  • 9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
  • 10 Online Classes
  • 60+ Learning Resources
  • 1 Quiz - Summative Assessment 
  • 1 Certificate


    • nuclear energy
    • fission versus fusion
    • nuclear technologies and implications (e.g., nuclear power, medical isotopes, tanning beds, dental X-rays, food irradiation, radioactive dating)
    • positive and negative impacts, including environmental, health, economic and radiation
    • ionizing versus non-ionizing
    • alpha, beta, gamma
    • law of conservation of energy
    • potential and kinetic energy
    • transformation of energy
    • transfer of energy in closed and open systems
    • heat (Q = mc∆ T)
    • local and global impacts of energy transformations: pollution, habitat destruction, carbon dioxide output from technologies
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