HS-PS3-1: Energy Change in Components of a System
Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known. (Systems and System Models)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on explaining the meaning of mathematical expressions used in the model.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to basic algebraic expressions or computations; to systems of two or three components; and to thermal energy, kinetic energy, and/or the energies in gravitational, magnetic, or electric fields.
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System and boundaries
Energy (thermal energy, kinetic energy, and/or the energies in gravitational, magnetic, or electric fields)
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