The Work Concept Builder is a tool that challenges learners to use an understanding of work and its relationship to energy to analyze numerous situations involving positive and negative work in order to identify the manner in which energy is changing and the forms of energy that are involved. There are 14 different situations to analyze and three different activities, each with its own emphasis. In Activity 1, learners identify whether a situation involves positive work, negative work, or zero work. In Activity 2, learners identify which force is doing work and whether the work contributes to a gain or loss in energy. In Activity 3, learners describe the forms or storage modes of energy that are involved in the situation. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 14 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only)​.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.