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In your you are to investigate the subject of Energy. Some points to research:
- What are balls made of and why do they bounce?
- What transformations of energy occur?
- What factors affect how high they bounce?
Useful Websites and Database Articles
Measurement of a Bouncing Ball
From Gale's Science in Context database. Horton, Bob. "Bouncing Ball, Measurement of a." Mathematics, edited by Mary Rose Bonk, 2nd ed., vol. 1, Macmillan Reference USA, 2016, pp. 82-85. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3630100043
How to Write In-Text References for Science
QUT C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites
Check the quality of your websites using these criteria (adapted from QUT Library):
Currency: Timeliness of the information
- When was the information published, posted or last updated?
- Is the information current for your topic and field of study? How recent does it have to be? Can older sources work just as well?
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
- Is the information appropriate for a senior secondary course?
- Is this an adequately in-depth examination or a quick summary of the topic?
- Who's the intended audience? Is it the general public, a student, a researcher or industry?
- Is the level of information too basic or too advanced for your needs?
Authority: Source of the information
- Is the author/authoring body (individual person, or institution, or organisation) established and reputable?
- Are their qualifications, credentials, expertise, experience, educational background and previous work (if any) relevant and do they add credibility to the source?
- Has the piece been published by a well-known and respected publisher or organisation?
- Do references to other sources support the writing ie is a Bibliography or Reference List provided?
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
- Where does the information come from, and is it supported by evidence?
- Does it have a Reference List or Bibliography so you can easily find and verify the sources used?
- Are there any spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
Purpose: Reason the information exists
- What is the purpose of the information? Why was it written?
- Does the point of view appear objective, unbiased and impartial?
- Is the viewpoint of the author's affiliation/ sponsors reflected in the message or content?
- Does the author acknowledge alternative versions of the issues or facts?
Print Book Sections on Kinetic Energy
New Century Senior Physics: Kinetic Energy
From 'New Century Senior Physics: Concepts in Context', 2nd edition, by R. Walding, G. Rapkins and G. Rossiter, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic. Scanned under licence.