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PHET Interactive Simulations: Energy Skate Park Basics

Free
By
University of Colorado Boulder

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.


Language:
English
Curriculum Alignment:
CAPS aligned
Publication Date:
2020-02-12
Grade:
10
Audience:
Learners
Teachers
Parents
Type:
Application
Copyright:
PhET Simulations All simulations available at http://phet.colorado.edu are open educational resources available under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). Permission is granted to freely use, share, or redistribute PhET sims under the CC-BY license. The following attribution is required: PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder https://phet.colorado.edu If your use includes redistribution of the simulations, please let us know with this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJLU-T_z-0BnIEH3TekDdxBdMZ8cKboKNeZ-ftF1vqyn6zcA/viewform
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