Calculating Work Task Cards
This PDF includes 32 task cards that allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge of calculating work and recognizing that simple machines make work easier (please see the extensive list of content that is covered below). A student answer sheet and teacher answer key are provided. An editable task card is included so that you can add your own task card question or task.

The following content/topics are included:

•definition of work
•recognizing that in order for work to be done, the object must move in the direction of the force applied
•calculating work when given the work equation
•simple machines make work easier, but they do not decrease the total amount of work
•the effect of distance increasing and force decreasing
•spring scale is the tool used to measure force
•using data tables to determine people who are performing the same amount of work
•examples of work being done
•definitions for force, distance, work, Joule (or Newton-meter)
•how a simple machine, such as an inclined plane (ramp on a moving truck), effects work and the amount of force needed to move a box into the truck

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Created: Jan 14, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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