The first rule of IoP Energy Club is: you do not talk about energy . . .
. . . unless you’re gonna do a calculation.
— with apologies to Brad Pitt and Chuck Palahniuk
In the UK, the IoP (Institute of Physics) has developed a model of energy stores and energy pathways that has been adopted by all the exam boards. Although answers couched in terms of the old “forms of energy” model currently get full credit, this will almost certainly change over time (gradually or otherwise).
This post is intended to be a “one stop” resource for busy teachers, with suggestions for further reading.
Please note that I have no expertise or authority on the new model beyond that of a working teacher who has spent a fair amount of time researching, thinking about and discussing the issues. What follows is essentially my own take, “supplemented…
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