3.1 Energy Exists In Different Forms.

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This quiz is used with chapter 3.1 Energy exists in different forms. This is a classwork grade and you may work with a partner.

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  • 1. 

    (p71) _______ use energy from the sun to grow.

    Plants use energy from the sun to grow. This is because they undergo a process called photosynthesis, where they convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into glucose and oxygen. This glucose serves as their source of energy for growth and development. Therefore, both "Plants" and "plants" are correct answers as they refer to the same group of organisms that utilize solar energy for their growth.

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  • 2. 

    (p72)  _______ is the ability to cause change.

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    Correct Answer
    C. Energy
    Energy is the ability to cause change. It can be transformed from one form to another and is required for any kind of work or movement to occur. Motion refers to the change in position of an object, force refers to a push or pull on an object, and sound refers to the vibrations that travel through a medium. While all of these concepts are related to the idea of causing change, energy is the most general and encompassing term.

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  • 3. 

    Write down your own example of energy usage and how it causes change.

  • 4. 

    (p72) look at the picture on page 72.  Can you list 3 things in the picture that use energy?

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    (p73) List the 6 forms of energy and give an example of each.

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    (p74- 75)  List the two types of energy and define both.

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    All 6 forms of energy (Mechanical, Sound, Chemical, Thermal, Electric, Nuclear) have kinetic and potential types.  Can you give an example of one form and how it can represent the two types of energy?

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    (p76)  Why is chemical energy a form of potential energy?

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    List three ways you can use energy.  How does each example involve a change?

  • 10. 

    What are some changes that can be caused by sound energy? 

  • 11. 

    What form of potential energy can be found in an apple on a branch of a tree?

  • 12. 

    (p 77) Why have electric cars not replaced gasoline cars?

  • 13. 

    Your project for this unit is going to involve building a water rocket.  Surf the internet to find out the following information.What are the parts of a rocket?What provides energy to a water rocket?Your body for your rocket is going to be from a 2 liter bottle, what other things might you use to make your rocket better? (think about the parts of your rocket.)

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