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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.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Energy, Work, friction, motion, phet activity
Simulation(s) 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 7/9/13