The Work Done Equation

Curriculum support5 mins£2

Key takeaways
Recognise the units and the scenarios where the equation W = F x d would be appropriate to use. 
Apply the equation to different situations and exam questions. 
Describe the similarities and differences between work done and gravitational energy transferred.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Solving equations and formulas are an essential topic to grasp in Physics. In this short session we will look at how to use the equation for work done in different situations and how this equation is related to the equation for gravitational potential energy. These 5 minute, short burst classes give students the chance to practise solving the equations and allows them to excel in their in future learning.

For more of our equation based short sessions see: Calculating DensityThe Wave Equation

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This short session is suitable for all students studying Physics/Science at school in Year 9-11 or S3-S5. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:

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