Conservation of Energy 4 Energy Skate Park: Calculations with Conservation of Mechanical Energy using time graphs (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Conservation of Energy 4 Energy Skate Park: Calculations with Conservation of Mechanical Energy using time graphs (Inquiry Based)
Description This is a guided inquiry lab that is the fourth in a series that uses Energy Skate Park. Learning Goals: Students will be able to use Energy-Time graphs to use a given time to: Estimate a location for the Skater on a track; Calculate the speed or height of the Skater Friction and frictionless; Predict energy distribution for tracks with and without friction. 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 Yes
Language English
Keywords conservation, energy, height, mechanical, phet activity, speed
Simulation(s) Energy Skate Park (HTML5), Energy Skate Park


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 6/28/08
Date updated 2/6/21