Many students associate ‘energy’ with humans and other living things

Energy and Thermal Physics


They think of energy as something that is needed for life and for activity.

Resources to Address This

  • Words used to describe energy (11-16)

    The topic of energy needs to be visited many times with a gradual increase in the depth of teaching. As there is no convenient definition of energy for beginners, the concept needs to develop slowly. It benefits from a spiral approach to teaching.

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