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Suggestions for how to introduce the energy concept, how to develop the ideas and how this lays the foundation for later work.

  • How is talking about ‘energy stores’ and ‘energy transfers’ a helpful approach?
  • Where is a good starting point for introducing these ideas?
  • What should be taught first – conservation or dissipation?
  • What are good terms for describing the different kinds of energy store?
  • What are good terms for describing the different ways that energy can be transferred?
  • What are ‘steady states’?
  • How does this relate to quantitative work on energy?
  • How important is it to use a ‘special language’ when talking about energy?
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