Engines: Crash Course Physics #24

Rev up your teaching with a lesson on engines! The 24th installment in a Crash Course physics series explains the basics of an engine through a discussion of thermodynamics. The instructor shows examples explains the efficiency of the engine through calculations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with a lab investigation exploring the components of an engine
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires individual Internet access if assigning for independent viewing
  • Builds on an understanding of thermal energy
Pros

  • Diagrams provide an important reference for new vocabulary
  • Highlights key vocabulary with written definitions and explanations
Cons

  • None