4-PS3-4: Energy Conversion Device
Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another. (Energy and Matter)
Clarification Statement: Examples of devices could include electric circuits that convert electrical energy into motion energy of a vehicle, light, or sound; and, a passive solar heater that converts light into heat. Examples of constraints could include the materials, cost, or time to design the device.
Assessment Boundary: Devices should be limited to those that convert motion energy to electric energy or use stored energy to cause motion or produce light or sound.
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Initial energy (e.g. electrical, motion, light)
Final energy (e.g. light, electric, motion)
Energy transfer (e.g. collisions, sound, light, heat)
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