Energy Skate Park - Tech Learning

Energy Skate Park

Learn about the conservation of energy with this learning activity from the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Author:
Publish date:

Learn about the conservation of energy with this learning activity from the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students can build tracks, ramps, and jumps for a skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as they move. They can also take the skater to different planets or even to outer space to investigate with the effects of gravity on these physical phenomena. With this highly engaging sim, students not only explore the conservation of mechanical energy concept using kinetic and gravitational potential energy, but have fun in the process.

courtesy of Knovation

Featured

Related

U.S. Energy Information Administration: Energy Kids

This comprehensive site teaches all about energy, including the different forms, the periodic table, history of human energy use and production, and energy units.  It contains an interactive energy calculator, games and activities, and teacher directed lesson plans to help

Energy Quest

This site provides in depth resources to learn all about energy. Includes teacher resources, games, lesson plans, question and answer section, as well as web links to numerous other tools for learning and teaching. courtesy of netTrekker

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The U.S. Department of Energy developed this "Energy Savers Guide" that focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy. There are lots of subjects to warm a Science Teacher's heart: Save energy via home improvements, heat & cool, buy clean

Science in Focus: Energy

Workshop 3 Transfer and Conversion of Energy explores conversion between potential and kinetic energy. Through examples, see how events that involve a small amount of energy can trigger much larger events. A sixty minute video is included with the teaching

Amusement Park Physics

 Learn about the history of roller coasters as well as how the laws of physics affect amusement park rides. Site allows users to build their own roller coaster and try it out.  

Interactive Simulations for Physical Sciences and Math

The University of Colorado at Boulder offers more than 80 simulations of physical phenomena ranging from elementary simulations on balloons and static electricity to university level simulations of optical quantum control. These interactive simulations can be modified by the user,