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# 8.1. Energy Sources

This part of the course starts by looking at all the different energy sources you guys looked at for GCSE. Things like understanding about renewables vs. non renewables, and understanding how fossil fuel and nuclear power stations work. There are a few new bits however, including a bit of quantitative analysis of wind turbines and hydroelectric power stations, as well as introducing the concepts of energy density and specific energy of fuels.

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The topic has been broken up as follows:

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Types of Energy Sources

#### Renewable and Non Renewable Sources

You should be aware of the different types of energy sources used. Often these are divided into subcategories of renewable and non renewable energy sources.

## Video Lessons

 Chris Doner Power Plant Basics Solar, Wind and Hydro Nuclear Power IB Specific Study Nova Generating Electricity

## Resources

 IB Physics Topic 8 Notes IB-Physics.net Chapter 8 Summary IB Revision Notes Mr. G 8.1 Teaching Notes 8.1 Student Notes

## Questions

 Cambridge University Press Topic 8: MCQs CUP Website Link Freely available online Grade Gorilla 8.1 (Energy Sources) MCQ Topic 8 (Energy Production) End Quiz Quick IB Specific Mixed MCQs Isaac Physics Nuclear Reactors Mr. G 8.1 Formative Assessment Topic 8 Summary Qs IB Specific Questions
Energy in Fuels

#### Specific Energy and Energy Density

We have heard the term 'specific' before when discussing heat capacity. In Physics contexts, the word specific means per unit mass, or per kilogram. When talking about specific heat capacity, that was how much energy in Joules per kilogram.

Here, the specific

## Video Lessons

 Chris Doner Power Plant Basics (Energy Density) IB Specific Study Nova Energy Density Energy Equations

## Resources

 IB Physics Topic 8 Notes IB-Physics.net Chapter 8 Summary IB Revision Notes Mr. G 8.1 Teaching Notes 8.1 Student Notes

## Questions

 Cambridge University Press Topic 8: MCQs CUP Website Link Freely available online Grade Gorilla 8.1 (Energy Sources) MCQ Topic 8 (Energy Production) End Quiz Quick IB Specific Mixed MCQs Mr. G 8.1 Formative Assessment Topic 8 Summary Qs IB Specific Questions
Sankey Diagrams

#### Sankey Diagrams

There are 5 of these SUVAT equations.

## Video Lessons

 Chris Doner Power Plant Basics (Sankey) IB Specific Study Nova Sankey Diagrams

## Resources

 IB Physics Topic 8 Notes IB-Physics.net Chapter 8 Summary IB Revision Notes Mr. G 8.1 Teaching Notes 8.1 Student Notes

## Questions

 Cambridge University Press Topic 8: MCQs CUP Website Link Freely available online Grade Gorilla 8.1 (Energy Sources) MCQ Topic 8 (Energy Production) End Quiz Quick IB Specific Mixed MCQs Mr. G 8.1 Formative Assessment Topic 8 Summary Qs IB Specific Questions