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Title Conservation of Energy 1 Energy Skate Park introduction (Inquiry Based)
Description This is an inquiry based activity as an introduction to Kinetic and Gravitational Potential energy. Learning Goals: Students will be able to 1) explain the Conservation of Mechanical Energy concept using kinetic and gravitational potential energy 2) design a skate park using the concept of Mechanical energy There are some clicker questions included and the tracks that I used for them. There is the first in a series of three Skate Park activities. The other two have more quantitative learning goals. This has not been updated for the html5 version, but could be used on the playground screen.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Energy, Work, friction, motion, phet activity
Simulation(s) Energy Skate Park (HTML5), Energy Skate Park


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 4/16/06
Date updated 2/6/21