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.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords conservation, energy, height, mechanical, phet activity, speed
Simulation(s) Energi Skate


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 08/06/28
Date updated 13/07/07