Energy Skate Park - Conservation of Energy | Kinetic Energy | Potential Energy - PhET Interactive Simulations

Energy Skate Park

Energy Skate Park simulation

Topics

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

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explain the Conservation of Mechanical Energy using kinetic, gravitational potential, and thermal energy.
  • Describe how changing the mass, friction, or gravity affects the skater's energy.
  • Predict position or estimate speed from energy bar graph or pie chart.
  • Calculate speed or height at one position from information about a different position.
  • Describe what happens to the energy in the system when the reference height changes.
  • Design a skate park using the concepts of mechanical energy and energy conservation.

System Requirements

HTML5;

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Version 1.1.4