Apply the conservation of energy concept to fields as diverse as mechanics, nuclear particles and studies of the origin of the universe.
Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics
Apply concepts about the structure and properties of matter.
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Use knowledge of conservation of energy and momentum to explain common phenomena (e.g., refrigeration system, rocket propulsion).
Describe how interactions between objects conserve momentum.
Explain how the overall energy flowing through a system remains constant.
Apply the knowledge of conservation of energy to explain common systems (e.g., refrigeration, rocket propulsion, heat pump).
Explain common phenomena (e.g., a rock in a landslide, an astronaut during a space walk, a car hitting a patch of ice on the road) using an understanding of conservation of momentum.