Unit 4: Modeling energy
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About this unitHow high can you jump on that trampoline? Sure, you could just start hopping around, but physics gives us a safer option. Use your knowledge of energy, you can mathematically model energy of an object or system, such as a spring, to predict how systems will behave.
Push down on a spring until you can't anymore; how much energy is stored in there?
Energy can't be created or destroyed, but it's also not limitless: a bouncing ball can't bounce forever!
Fighting the inevitable—why does your dinner get cold and your ice cream melt?