Energy transformations and efficiencies for years 9 to 11
New Zealand Curriculum and Assessment
AS 90935: Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship.
AS 90940: Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics.
AS 90937: Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism.
AS 90939: Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat.
Activities to choose from
Measure heat capacity of geothermal mud
Power station visit
Collect geothermal data
Collect data and construct distance time graph
Compare efficiencies of potential, kinetic and electrical energy transformations.
Discussion with engineer
Enjoy cable car and luge runs
Other Science Trips