Victorian Curriculum Code – VCSSU132 (Thermodynamics)

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Energy flow in Earth’s atmosphere can be explained by the processes of heat transfer


  • recognising that the Law of Conservation of Energy explains that total energy is maintained in energy transfers and transformations
  • recognising that in energy transfers and transformations, a number of steps can occur and the system is not 100% efficient so that usable energy is reduced
  • comparing energy changes in physical events, for example, car crashes, the motion of pendulums, lifting and dropping