This part of the SEI website aims to help your students with their revision of some of the energy related topics on the Leaving Certificate course.
The topics covered are:
- 1. Work
- 2. Energy
- 3. Power
Effects of electric current: heating
Domestic circuits: The kilowatt-hour
Concept of heat
Quantity of heat:
- 1. Heat capacity
- 2. Latent heat
- 1. Conduction
- 2. Convection
- 3. Radiation
This material is covered in six units of work:
Unit 1: Work
Unit 2: Energy
Unit 3: Power
Unit 4: Electric current
Unit 5: Heat: Quantity of heat.
Unit 6: Heat transfer
Each unit is subdivided into four steps:
1. Knowledge check
2. Learn it
3. Test yourself
4. Revision summary
There are several ways that you could use this resource in your teaching:
1. Use the printer-friendly version to make up revision handouts for your students.
2. Most students have access to a computer, so you could set them a unit as revision homework and test them yourself the next day.
3. If you have access to a computer room, you could let your students work through the material at their own pace.
4. If you have access to a data projector and computer in the laboratory, you could use the material as a direct teaching resource.
As Energy is a topic that permeates practically the whole of the Physics course it is not possible to cover it all. However, it is hoped that this site will help your students to develop an effective revision method that they could use in the other parts of the course.
We hope that you find this resource useful in your teaching.
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