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Title Energy Skater -- Introduction to Mechanical Energy Conservation
Description I use this activity to introduce conservation of energy. The lesson worked great this year! I kept returning to the simulation throughout the energy unit to ask conceptual questions about energy conservation. It really seemed to help students understand the concept. Learning goals: o Draw a picture that explains potential energy o Draw a picture that explains kinetic energy o Write an explanation of "conservation of energy" in your own words with pictures.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Graphing
Simulation(s) Energi Skate


Author(s) Karen King
Contact Email kingkar@missouri.edu
School / Organization Denver School of Science and Technology
Date submitted 07/04/02
Date updated 15/04/28