# Energy Skate Park: Basics

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### Topics

• Conservation of Energy
• Kinetic Energy
• Potential Energy
• Thermal Energy
• Energy
• Friction

### Description

Learn about conservation of energy with a skater gal! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as she moves. Build your own tracks, ramps, and jumps for the skater.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Explain the Conservation of Mechanical Energy concept using kinetic energy (KE) and gravitational potential energy (PE).
• Describe how the Energy Bar and Pie Charts relate to position and speed.
• Explain how changing the Skater Mass affects energy.
• Explain how changing the Track Friction affects energy.
• Predict position or estimate speed from Energy Bar and Pie Charts.
• Calculate speed or height at one position from information about a different position.
• Calculate KE and PE at one position from information about a different position.
• Design a skate park using the concepts of mechanical energy and energy conservation.
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Albanian All shqip Energjia në parkun rrëshqitës: Bazat
Arabic All العربية طاقة حديقة التزلج: أساسيات
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) All العربية (السعودية) Energy Skate Park: Basics
Azerbaijani All Azerbaijani Enerjinin saxlanma qanununun əsasları
Basque All Euskara Energia irristailu-parkean: oinarrizko kontzeptuak
Belarusian All беларускі Энергетычны скейт-парк: Асновы
Bosnian All Bosanski Energija u skejt-parku: Osnovna verzija
Bulgarian All български Energy Skate Park: Basics
Catalan All català Energia al parc de patinatge. Nivell bàsic
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 能量滑板竞技场: 基础
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Energy Skate Park: Basics_能量滑板競技場：基礎
Croatian All hrvatski Energija u skejt parku: osnove
Czech All čeština Skatepark energie: základy
Danish All Dansk Energi-skatepark: Basis
Dutch All Nederlands Energie in het schaatspark: eenvoudig
Estonian All Eesti Energia rulapark: algtõed
French All français Energie Planche à Roulettes: Les bases
Galician All Gallegan Enerxía Parque Patinaxe: inicio
Georgian All ქართული ენერგია სკეიტების პარკში
German All Deutsch Energieskatepark (Einstieg)
Greek All Ελληνικά Ενεργειακό πάρκο πατινάζ: Τα βασικά
Gujarati All Gujarati ઉર્જા સ્કેટ પાર્ક: બેઝિક્સ- Pankajsid34
Haitian All Haitian Enèji Paten sou Pis : Prensip Fondamantal
Hebrew All עברית פארק אנרגית גלישה: בסיסי
Hungarian All magyar Energia Gördeszkapark - alapok
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Energi Skate: Dasar
Irish All Gaeilge Páirc Scátála Fuinnimh: Buneolas
Italian All italiano Energia con lo Skateboard: concetti base
Japanese All 日本語 力学的エネルギーの保存: ベーシック
Kazakh All Kazakh Энергетикалық скейт саябағы: негіздер
Khmer All Khmer Energy Skate Park: Basics
Korean All 한국어 에너지 스케이트 공원: 기초
Latvian All Latviešu Enerģijas skeitparks: Pamati
Lithuanian All Lietuvių Riedlentininkų energijos parkas: pagrindai
Macedonian All македонски Енергија во скејт-паркот: Основна верзија
Malay All Bahasa Melayu Tenaga Taman Luncur: Asas
Marathi All मराठी एनर्जी स्केट पार्क (प्राथमिक)
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Дугуйт тэшүүрийн талбай
Norwegian Bokmal All Norsk bokmål Energi i skateparken - Grunnleggende
Norwegian Nynorsk All Norwegian Nynorsk Energi i skateparken
Persian All فارسی انرژی پارک اسکیت: مقدماتی
Polish All polski Energia w skateparku: podstawy
Portuguese All português Energia do Parque de Skate: Básico
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Energia na Pista de Skate: Básico
Romanian All română Energia pe terenul de skate. Baze teoretice
Russian All русский Энергетический скейт-парк: основы
Serbian All Српски Енергија у скејт-парку: Основна верзија
Sinhalese All Sinhalese ලිස්සා යාමේදී ඇතිවන ශක්ති වෙනස් වීම: මූලික කරුණු
Slovak All Slovenčina Energia v skejt parku: základy
Slovenian All Slovenščina Energija v skate parku: Osnove
Spanish All español Energía en la pista de patinaje: Intro
Spanish (Colombia) All español (Colombia) Energy Skate Park: Basics
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Energía en la pista de patinaje: Intro
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Energía en el Parque del Patinador:Fundamentos
Spanish (Spain) All español (España) Energía de la pista de patinaje
Swedish All svenska Energiomvandling : Grunder
Tamil All Tamil சக்தி சறுகல் பூங்கா
Telugu All Telugu శక్తి స్కేట్ పార్క్: ప్రాథమికాంశాలు; అనువాదం: ఉడిత్యాల రమణ
Thai All ไทย พลังงานจากการเล่นสเก็ต: พื้นฐาน
Tibetan All Tibetan འཁྱགས་ཤུད་ནུས་པའི་སྐྱེད་ཚལ། རྨང་གཞི།
Turkish All Türkçe Enerji Kaykay Parkı: Temel
Turkmen All Turkmen Energiýa skeýt meýdançasy: Başlangyç
Ukrainian All українська Парк для скейтів: Основи
Uzbek All Uzbek Skeyt parkda energiya: Asosiy tushunchalar
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Công viên ván trượt: Phần cơ bản

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