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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 46: James Watt and Steam Power

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Homework Assignment for Unit 46

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Homework for Unit 46: James Watt and Heat Energy

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: The Steam Engine

Science Web Lecture: Forms of Energy


Chat Preparation Essay

Log into the Moodle, click on the Natural Science II course link, and then on the forum link in session 13, Unit 46. Post your definition to the forum. Read any other posted definitions.

Write a definition of energy in your own words. Do not simply copy a definition from any other source, but you may, of course, look up definitions in the course materials, websites, dictionaries, or the encyclopaedia. Try to explain what energy actually is, not just what it can do, or how it can change form, or how it differs from matter.

Mastery Exercise

Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the master exercise for the unit, and attempt the mastery exercise at least once before chat. Bring any questions you have to chat. Then return and attempt the exercise as many times as necessary to achieve an 85% or better score.

Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Measuring Heat

Labs are within two weeks of the discussion section; the extra time should allow you to find equipment or materials. Post your lab results to the class Lab forum, in the appropriate thread.

Unit Quiz

Take the quiz for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time! [Remember that you must first complete the Mastery Exercise with a score of 85% or better in order to take the quiz.]