These days were spent preparing and completing the Culminating Lab. The lab involved observing the relationship between velocity and height in a pendulum while at the same time, verifying the Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy. In case it’s been forgotten (a previous post was made about this law), the Law of Conservation of Mechanical … More June 2nd – June 7th – Culminating Lab
The decay of single atoms are random however as a whole, a pattern does appear. This is similar to a bubble bath: it’s impossible to predict which bubble will pop but you can start to see a pattern of decay over time. The half-life is the time it takes for half an atom to decay. … More Radioactive Decay + Nuclear Energy
The image below was used in class to teach a very important concept. The red horizontal lines represent a phase change. To clarify what is seen in the graph, there is no change in temperature (as there’s no slope in the line). Essentially, the equation Q = m L shows the energy being absorbed during … More Latent Heat!